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January 09, 2008

A hairy problem

At the start of his career, the famous attorney Clarence Darrow was involved in a trial during which the opposing attorney kept referring to him as 'this beardless youth' in an obvious attempt to discredit Darrow.

When Darrow's turn came, he told the jury a story about the king of Spain. The king sent a young emissary to the king of France to discuss important matters. The French king was livid. "Does the Spanish king think so little of France," he screamed, "that he sends a beardless boy to me?"

"Your Majesty," the emissary answered, "had my sovereign known that you imputed wisdom to a beard, he would have sent a goat."

Posted by joke du jour at January 9, 2008 07:02 PM

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