The Deck of Cards
During the North American Campaign, a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike, and arrived in a little town called Kasinok. The next morning being a Sunday, several of the boys went to church. A sergeant commanded the boys in church, and after the Chaplain had read the prayer, the text was taken up next. Those of the boys who had prayer books took them out, but this one boy had only a deck of cards, and so he spread them out. The sergeant saw the cards, and said “Soldier, put away those cards.”
After the services were over, the soldier was taken prisoner and brought before the provost marshal.
The marshal said, “Sergeant, why have you brought this man here!”
“For playing cards in church, sir.”
“And what have you to say for yourself, boy?”
“Much, sir,” replied the soldier.
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