Orange County Friends Meeting
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Costa Mesa, California

I mean thee no harm

A devout Quakeress lived in the country with her husband. She woke up to the sound of something breaking downstairs. She woke her husband. "Samuel, listen." "I think there's a prowler. Thee needs to go see." The Quaker got up, grabbed a hunting rifle and just as he came to the top of the stairs, sure enough, there was the prowler opposite him below, frozen at the sight of a gun pointed at him. The Quaker, aiming the gun right at the man said: "Friend, I mean thee no harm, but thou art standing where I am about to shoot."