[Ads-l] Where was Moses?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 15 21:13:26 EDT 2017


Isn't this from "Tom Sawyer" or some other Twain masterpiece?

On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 9:01 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> When the lights go out in the London Underground in _Five Million Years to
> Earth_ (1967), the doomed sucker asks rhetorically, "Where was Moses when
> the lights went out?"  He answers himself, "In the dark."
>
> When my grandmother asked the same question, her answer was the more
> precise but still consistent, "In the cellar eating sauerkraut."
>
> Go figure.
>
> JL
>
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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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