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“This looks to me very much like the case of two fellows I once knew; one was a gambler, the other a preacher. They met in a stage coach, and the gambler induced the preacher to play poker. And the preacher won all the gambler’s money. ‘It’s all because we have mistaken our trades,’ said the gambler. ‘You ought to have been a gambler and I a preacher, and, by ginger, I intend to turn the tables on you next Sunday and preach in your church.’ Which he did.”

Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln, War Years, Volume I, p. 199.