Dumas no Dumass

Dumas’s quarrel with a rising young politician became so intense that a duel was inevitable. As both were superb shots, they decided to draw lots, the loser agreeing to shoot himself. Dumas lost. Pistol in hand, he withdrew in silent dignity to another room, closing the door behind him. The rest of the company waited in gloomy suspense for the sound of the shot that would end Dumas’s career. It rang out at last. They ran to the door, opened it, and there was Dumas, smoking revolver in hand. “Gentlemen, a most regrettable thing has happened. I missed.”

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