Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Story A. Lincoln Told

From "Team of Rivals" by Doris Goodwin

After peace was signed, Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen "had occasion to visit England," where the English teased him a lot. And "one day they got a picture of General Washington" and set it up prominently in the outhouse that Allen used.
He made no mention of it.
So they asked him, had he seen the picture of General Washington?
And he said "he thought that it was a very appropriate [place] for an Englishman to Keep it. Why, they asked, for said Mr. Allen there is Nothing that Will Make an Englishman Shit So quick as the Sight of Genl Washington."

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