Horse Trading (7/30)


In the 1800s, horses were more than a magnificent animal. They were used for combat, shipping, agricultural work, mail distribution, hunting, and sport. Horses were also the most precious possession of their holders.

In 1889, a handsome man turned up at a farm promising to purchase a fine horse. He vowed that he would send $10 for the horse that day and $25 more a week later.

The next day, another gentleman walked up asking for the same horse but promised to pay an additional $25. The farmer accepted. When the first man returned to the horse, the farmer gave his money to the first gentlemen, plus an additional $10 for his troubles.

The second gentleman had never returned for the horse, and the two gentlemen had divided the defrauded money.

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