A preacher who wanted to raise money for his church was told there was a fortune in horse racing, so he decided to buy a horse and enter it in a race.
However, at the local auction the going price for horses was so steep that he ended up buying a donkey instead.
He figured, however, that since he had it he might as well go ahead and enter it in the races. To his surprise, in the first race his mule came in second. The next day the racing sheets carried this headline:
The preacher was so pleased that he entered the mule in another
race. This time it won and the paper said:
The bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered
the preacher not to enter the donkey in another race. The new headline
This was too much for the bishop and he ordered the preacher to get
rid of the animal. The preacher gave it to a nun in a nearby convent.
The headline the next day said:
The bishop fainted. He told the nun that she would have to dispose
of the donkey and she finally found a farmer who would take it off her
hands for $10.00. The paper said:
They buried the bishop the next day.
Submitted By: Unknown
Jul 16, 1997 20:35