So, Who Won?

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In his legal practice, Abraham Lincoln was never greedy for fees and discouraged unnecessary litigation. A man came to him in a passion, asking him to bring a suit for $2.50 against an impoverished debtor.
Lincoln tried to dissuade him, but the man was determined upon revenge.
When he saw that the creditor was not to be put off, Lincoln asked for and got $10 as his legal fee. He gave half of this to the defendant, who thereupon willingly confessed to the debt and paid up the $2.50, thus settling the matter to the entire satisfaction of the irate plaintiff.

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Posted by ashleytisdalefan Oct 29, 2006

i dont get it

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Posted by boodler Oct 30, 2006

The creditor demanded that Abraham Lincoln sue the other guy so much, he paid $10 to get back $2.50, so Abe gave him $5 out of which he paid his debt. Abe was $5 up, the debtor was $2.50 up, and the creditor was $7.50 down on the deal but he "won" because the man paid him the money he owed!

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