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Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

145 - The Ingenious Blackmailer
The Ancient Order - 147

A Talisman

HAVING been summoned to serve as a juror, a Prominent Citizen sent a physician's certificate stating that he was afflicted with softening of the brain.

"The gentleman is excused," said the Judge, handing back the certificate to the person who had brought it, "he has a brain."

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145 - The Ingenious Blackmailer
The Ancient Order - 147

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