[Jack]* was arrested and charged with cattle stealing.
At the trial the judge asked him what would happen if he told a lie.
“Well, boss,” said [Jack]*, “I think I go to hell.”
“And,” continued the judge, “what happens if you tell the truth?”
“Well, boss,” replied [Jack]*, “in that case I reckon I’ll go to gaol.”
— Bill Wannan’s Come in Spinner
*Name has been changed