Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Marketman at Cairo . . .

. . . a few days since was swindled out of his vegetable and articles, which ad a tendency to excite his ire to a considerable extent. He told the commanding officer there that if the Angel Gabriel stopped at Cairo, there would be no resurrection.

“Why?” asked the officer.

“Because the people would swindle him out of his horn before he had time to make a toot.”

– Published in The Athens Messenger, Athens, Ohio, Thursday Morning, April 24, 1862

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