The old colored man left the Methodist Church and joined the Baptist.

Soon afterward, he encountered his former pastor, who inquired the

reason for his change of sect. The old man explained fully.

"Fust off, I was 'Piscopal, but I hain't learned, an' they done say the

service so fast, I nebber could keep up, an' when I come out behin', dey

all look, an' I'se 'shamed. So I jined the Methodis'. Very fine church,

yes, suh. But dey done has 'Quiry meetin's. An', suh, us cullud folkses

can't bear too much 'quirin' into. An' a man says to me, 'Why don't you

jine de Baptis'? De Baptis', it's jest _dip_ an' be done wid it! 'An' so

I jined."