Mark Twain(ism) and no money in the world

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. —Mark Twain

My Uncle Bayliss related a story about pan handlers who would ask his grandfather James Lee Jr. for a hand out.   Since he was a prominent citizen this plea for funds was a fairly routine occurrence.   His reply was “I have no money in the world”.   The beggar didn’t know  he had named one of his pockets “The World” and kept no money in the world.

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