“Bread Cast Upon the Waters”

A NUN was sitting at a window in her convent one day

when she was handed a letter from home. Upon opening

it a ten-dollar bill dropped out. She was most pleased at re-

ceiving the gift from her home folks, but as she read the

letter her attention was distracted by the actions of a shab-

bily dressed stranger who was leaning against a post in front

of the convent.

She couldn’t get him off her mind and, thinking that he

might be in financial difficulties, she took the ten-dollar bill

and wrapped it in a piece of paper, on which she had writ-

ten, “Don’t despair, Sister Eulalia,” and threw it out of the

window to him. He picked it up, read it, looked at her with

a puzzled expression, tipped his hat and went off down the


The next day she was in her cell saying her beads when

she was told that some man was at her door who insisted on

seeing her. She went down and found the shabbily dressed

stranger waiting for her. Without saying a word he handed

her a roll of bills. When she asked what they were for he

replied, “That’s the sixty bucks you have coming. “Don’t

Despair” won and paid 5-1.”

     In play there are two pleasures for your choosing—

     the one is winning, and the other losing.

                                                   —Don Juan, LORD BYRON

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