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A certain country preacher was known to be a cleaver man and a warm advocate of abstinence, the closure of saloons on the Sabbath, and a standard of morality that would ensure a welcome into heaven.

Among his listeners one Sabbath was a young girl, raised far out in the country and deeply imprinted with her upbringing. She was deeply impressed by his eloquent preaching, so much so that she managed to write a few lines in a letter to her mother:

"I never tire of hearing the sermons in church, ma. The parson is such a lovely and forceful speaker that you'd swear every word he says is true ..."

-----------------A Final Thought ...

"Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money."

- Arthur Miller (b. 1915), US playwright