It is said that Bob Toombs,
that good ole unreconstructed
Rebel, former general and
politician, was giving a talk
when word came in
of the Chicago fire of Oct. 8-10, 1872.
Someone apparently came to the lecturn
and told him, or handed
him a note, that the great fire in Chicago
was finally being brought under control and
that the city still might be saved.
“But, he added, “the wind is in our favor.”
Historians of repute have heard this. Trying to prove
But it’s funny anyway.