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Two farmers were fascinated by a booth where little celluloid balls bobbed on top of water jets. Customers were offered substantial prizes if they succeeded in shooting any one of the balls off its perch. One of the farmers spent six quarters in a vain effort to pick off one ball. Finally his friend pushed him aside and picked up the rifle. “Watch how I do it,” he said. He took a single shot. All six balls disappeared. As they walked away from the booth, laden with prizes, the unsuccessful one marveled. “How did you ever do it?” he asked. “It just took knowing how,” explained the winner. “I shot the man working the pump.”

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