A Much Shrewder Man

than his uncle Abram, and that if he lived twenty-five years he

would be the richer of the two, and that by coming into Sodom he

could sell his cattle and sheep and goats and whatever else he had

for large sums, and could get a good deal better market than Abram

could back there on the plains of Mamre.

For awhile Lot did make money very fast, and became a very

successful man. If you had gone into Sodom a
ittle while before

destruction came, you would have found that Lot owned some of the

best corner lots in town, and that Mrs. Lot moved in what they

called the bon-ton society or upper ten; and you would have found

that she was at the theatre two or three nights in the week. If they

had progressive euchre, she could play as well as anybody; and her

daughters could dance as well as any other Sodomites. We find Lot

sitting in the gates, he was getting on amazingly well. He might

have been one of the principal men in the city; Judge Lot, or the

Honorable Lot of Sodom. If there had been a Congress in those days,

they would have run him for a seat in Congress. They might have

elected him