Wednesday, September 14, 2011

When to Stop

I was standing yesterday in front of the public library looking at some of the books displayed. A man, rather poorly dressed, very modestly approached and ventured, “Is this Mr. Halsey?” When he repeated it the second time I heard and said, “Yes.” He went on to say that he heard me preach a couple of weeks ago one Sunday night in the Bethlehem Church. I said, “Yes, and I talked too long.” He said, “O, say; there is a book in this library about that called ‘When to stop.’” Then in a very businesslike fashion giving me the author’s name and publisher continued our conversation along other lines.   --Jesse Halsey, c1932

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