It's been a good long while, so...how about another round of Mystery Quotation? This one goes well with our recent talk of sarkicophobia.
Remember, no tricks—
- Use your memory (or guessing) alone
- No electronic tools
- No Googling
- No murmuring about the "no tricks" rule
- No murmuring about the "no murmuring" rule
A young man, who had been "in fellowship with the brethren," wished to join the church at [omitted]. I knew that they would not grant him a transfer to us, so I wrote to ask if there was anything in his moral character which should prevent us from receiving him. The reply they sent was laconic, but not particularly lucid:—"The man _____ has too much of the flesh." When he called to hear the result of his application, I sent for a yard or two of string, and asked one of our friends to take my measure, and then to take his. As I found that I had much more ‘flesh’ than he had, and as his former associates had nothing else to allege against him, I proposed him for church-membership, and he was in due course accepted.Have at it.