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.”