Some ten years since, an old Dutchman purchased in the vicinity of
Brooklyn, a snug little farm for nine thousand dollars. Last week, a lot
of land speculators called on him to "buy him out." On asking his price,
he said he would take "sixty tousand dollars--no less."
"And how much may remain on bond and mortgage?"
"Nine tousand dollars."
"And why not more," replied the would-be purchasers.
"Because der tam place ain't worth any more."
Ain't that Dutch.