Thursday, August 15, 2013
A cowboy walked into a drygoods store and strolls up to a man and says, "Excuse me sir, but are you Mark Twain?"
The whitehaired gentleman repled, "Yes, I believe, I Am."
The cowboy said, "Well, I reckon we're the best in our lines. I'm a big fan of your work. If it would be alright, I'd like to sit with you for a moment. You may have heard of me too. I'm Jessie James, the outlaw."
Twain repled, "Yes, I believe, you are."
Mark Twain was a great believer in the folly of the participants in the passing parade.
I'm still grinning at that dry Twain humor of his last line.
By the way, it is said that James used to hide out in Mark Twain Cave in Missouri.