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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 5, January 29, 2006, Article 17

OLD BOOK JOKE

Bob Johnson forwarded this one.  It sounds familiar, but
I don't think we've published it before: "A collector of
rare books ran into an acquaintance who told him he had
just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a dusty,
old box. He happened to mention that Guten-somebody-or-other
had printed it.

"Not Gutenberg?" Gasped the collector.

"Yes, that was it!"

"You idiot! You've thrown away one of the first books
ever printed. A copy recently sold at an auction for
half a million dollars!"

"Oh, I don't think this book would have been worth
anything close to that much," replied the man. "It was
scribbled all over in the margins by some guy named
Martin Luther."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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