A preacher wanted to raise money for his church, and being told there was a fortune in horse racing, he decided to purchase one and enter it in the race. However, at the local auction, the going price for horses was so steep that he ended up buying a donkey instead.
He figured that since he had it, he might as well go ahead and enter it in the race. To his surprise the donkey came in third. The next day the Racing Form carried this headline:
The preacher was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again. This time it won. The Form Read:
The Bishop was so upset with that kind of publicity that he ordered the preacher not to enter the donkey in another race. The newspaper printed this headline:
This was just too much for the Bishop and he ordered the preacher to get rid of the animal. The preacher decided to give it to a Nun in a nearby convent. The headline the next day read:
The Bishop fainted. He informed the Nun that she would have to dispose of the donkey, and she finally found a farmer who was willing to buy it for $10.00. The paper stated:
They buried the Bishop the next day.