One of these days in your travels a guy is going to come up to you and show you a nice brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken, and this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the Jack of Spades jump out of the deck and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not bet this man, for as sure as you stand there, you are going to end up with an earful of cider.

Damon Runyon
Damon Runyon (1884-1946) American writer and journalist
“The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown,” Collier’s (28 Jan 1933)

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