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Once long ago out west, Pecos Bill awoke early one morning to find that someone had slipped a card under his door. This card informed him that he was a mule-headed ingrate and a senile old idiot.

Such an evaluation didn't square very well with Bill's opinion of himself and, truth to tell, the event rankled him more than a bit. Thinking that he recognized the handwriting of one of his friends who enjoyed a practical joke, Bill confronted the fellow that very afternoon.

"Was it you who sent me this infamous libel?" demanded Bill.

"No, it weren't," replied his friend.

"Well, who else could it have been?"

"Look here, Pecos," came the reply, "I ain't the only one that knows you ..."