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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Maybe the Horse Will Sing

A man commits a crime, and the king sentences him to death. The king asks him "Is there any reason I shouldn't chop your head off right now?" The man says, "Oh, King. Live forever! I am the greatest teacher in your kingdom. And it would be a waste to kill a good teacher. I could teach your favorite horse to sing in a year!" The king is greatly amused. "To the stables with you. If you cannot teach him to sing in a year, you lose your head."
Back in his cell, the teacher's cell mate tells him he's an idiot. "I have a year now I didn't have before. Maybe I'll die, maybe the king will die. Maybe the horse will die. A lot can happen in a year. And who knows, maybe the horse will sing." 

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