C. Carey Cloud

"Down Yonder" Luke Barker says... The Law is Like Doughnuts

Down Yonder - Luke Barker says...      I've oftern wonder ef any bandits ever dreamed ther they wus Atlas an' tried t' hold up th' world in thar sleep. Said Tay Foggy 'tother day.
     T' most lawyers th' law is like doughnuts, they kin allus find a hole in them ef they want t'.

Translation for city slickers (non-hill people):

     I wonder if any bandits ever dreamed that they were Atlas and tried to hold up the world in their sleep. Tay Foggy said the other day.
     To most lawyers the law is like doughnuts, they can always find a hole in them if they want to.

December 14th, 1932

C. Carey Cloud