The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 25, 2014

A Rare Book


For The Daily Item

— A collector of rare books ran into an acquaintance who told him he had just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a dusty, old box. He happened to mention that Guten-somebody-or-other had printed it.

             "Not Gutenberg?" gasped the collector.

             "Yes, that was it!"

             "You idiot! You've thrown away one of the first books ever printed. A copy recently sold at auction for half a million dollars!"

             "Oh, I don't think this book would have been worth anything close to that much," replied the man. "It was scribbled all over in the margins by some guy named Martin Luther."