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The Butcher

James Dent of Charleston, W. Va., Gazette

Two fellows opened a butcher shop and prospered. Then an evangelist came to town, and one of the butchers was saved. He tried to persuade his partner to accept salvation also, but to no avail. "Why won't you, Charlie?" asked the born-again fellow.

"Listen, Lester," the other butcher said. "If I get religion, too, who's going to weigh the meat?"