Does Thee Believe in France?

A skeptical young collegian confronted an old Quaker with the statement that he did not believe in the Bible. Said the Quaker;

“Does thee believe in France?”

“Yes, for though I have not seen it I have seen others that have; besides, there is plenty of corroborative proof that such a country does exist.”

“Then thee will not believe anything thee or others has not seen.”

“No, to be sure I won’t.”

“Did thee ever see thy own brains?”

“No.”

“Ever see anybody that did?”

“No.”

“Does thee believe thee has any?”

The Hillsdale Standard (Hillsdale, Michigan) Aug 4, 1868

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