A Good Story

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  1. DocTrinsoGrace

    DocTrinsoGrace
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    I was made mindful today of something I read once. Originally it had been attributed of General Robert E. Lee. However, checking it out more thoroughly, here is the short story:

    "[Ralph Waldo] Emerson said of him [Senator Charles Sumner], he had the whitest soul [purest soul] I ever knew. It is said of him at a dinner table he quenched a racontem [anecdotist] who began something by saying, 'I will venture to tell you a good story as there are no ladies present,' by saying, 'But, sir, there are gentlemen present.'" --A correspondence from the Medical Times (September 1887)
     
  2. Bob Alkire

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    It is a good story, we need more like him today.
     

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