Tag Archives: Stories

Gleanings From The Past #55

The Sword and the Pen The sword of the warrior was taken down for the purpose of being polished. It had not been long out of use. The rust was rubbed off, but there were spots that would not go; … Continue reading

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17 Elephants Or: How An Old Man Prevented A Couple Of Elephants From Being Slaughtered

Image: Wikimedia This story originates from India. A man died and left seventeen elephants to his three sons. His will said, “My eldest son gets half of my elephants, my middle son gets one-third, and my youngest son one-ninth of … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: Guard Dog

Carl and Paul are business partners and own a store. In the span of one year, the store was robbed a couple of times. So, they decided to purchase a guard dog for the store. While shopping for a guard … Continue reading

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Random Joke #4: Mysterious Sound

Once upon a time, a man was driving along the road, when his car broke down near a monastery. He went to the monastery, said, “My car broke down. Can I stay the night here?” He was relieved that the … Continue reading

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A Shaggy-Dog Story: Black And White

One day, a reporter went to a farm to conduct an interview with a farmer. Reporter: Do you have some time for a quick interview? Farmer: Yes. Reporter: I wanna ask how you take care of your cows. For my … Continue reading

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Darts As A Game Of Skill

Anyone who has played darts may know that it requires a high level of skill to get good scores consistently. If one is still not convinced that the game of darts does not involve skill, then watching a darts tournament … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #3

Alter Everyone alters and is altered by everyone else. We are all the time taking in portions of one another or else reacting against them, and by these involuntary acquisitions and repulsions modifying our natures. – Gerald Brenan, Thoughts in a … Continue reading

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