Twain

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On one occasion the Rev. Joseph Twitchll, sauntered over to Mark Twain's house in Connecticut and said,

"Mark, come and take a walk with me."

"Oh, no, Joe: I haven't time," said the great humorist.

"Well, now," was the reply, "you come to hear me preach every Sunday, and you say you believe what I read out of the Bible is true. "Now, if I could prove to you, from the Bible, that you ought to go walk with me, would you go?"

"Yes, of course," said Mr. Twain; "but it isn't there."

"Yes it is," said the minister; "for the Bible says,

'And whoso ever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him, twain.'"

...And Mark went.