Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Death comes... or maybe not.

Once upon a time there was a dad and 3 kids. When the kids were adults, the dad was old and Death came to take the dad. The first son, who became a lawyer, begged Death to let the dad live a few more years. Death agreed. When Death came back, the second son, who became a doctor begged Death to let his father live a few more days. Death agreed. When Death came back the third son, who became a priest begged Death to let the dad live till that candle wick burned out and he pointed to a candle. Death agreed. The Third son knew Death wouldn't come back and he didn't. Why not?


  1. the candle wasn't lit? hopefully the answer is more complicated than that...

  2. Ahh.. shoot! I should have put in that it was lit...

    The third son went over and blew out the candle after Death left because the son said "till the candle wick burns out", not "till the candle burns out".

  3. yeah, I thought that the "wick" part was obvious, but apparently Death isn't too bright...


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