Sunday, July 29, 2007

Twentieth Century Androcles Man

Hapkido told the updated 2006 version of this heartwarming story. I found the original version.

A man was lost in the jungle. He heard a noise and he saw an elephant with a thorn in his foot. So the man took it out. Then the elephant said,

"Can I do anything for you?" The man said, "Yes, take me to the end of the jungle." So the elephant did.

Many years went by. One day the man was at a circus and all the elephants came in. One elephant looked at the man and went to him. The man thought that it must be the elephant he had helped many years ago. He picked the man up and smashed him on the ground. It was the wrong elephant.

(From The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler by Gene Kemp. Review here.)


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