Problem: The Sabbath Puzzle

I have come across the following little poser in an old book. I wonder how many readers will see the author's intended solution to the riddle.

Christians the week's first day for Sabbath hold; The Jews the seventh, as they did of old; The Turks the sixth, as we have oft been told. How can these three, in the same place and day, Have each his own true Sabbath? tell, I pray.

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  1. Dudeney, H. E.: "Amusements in Mathematics", The Authors' Club, 1917

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