Oct 4, 2005, 8:26 AM
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Poor peasant farmer was out in his little parched field, trying to salvage something from the poor crops.
As he dug, his spade struck a hard metal object.
He investigated and pulled up what was a metal cylinder.
He unscrewed the lid and out popped a little fairy.
“Thank you”, said the fairy. “I have been in this capsule for eons, put there by a wicked wizard. I must repay your kindness by granting you three wishes”.
Astounded, the farmer thought for some moments, then said “Firstly, I would like to be rich”.
“No problem”, said the little fairy.
“Secondly, I would like to be related to royalty”, said the farmer.
“That I can do”, said the little fairy.
“Lastly, I would like to have a place in history”.
“These things shall be done”, said the little fairy. “Go to bed as normal tonight, and, when you awaken in the morning, all will be as you asked”.
When he awoke in the morning, the farmer found himself on a luxurious bed lying on silk sheets. On his silk pyjama pocket was a Royal Coat of Arms. The bedroom was festooned of the most expensive of brocades.
“Well”, he thought. “I’m obviously rich”. Fingering the Royal Coat of Arms, he said “And I’m obviously attached to royalty – but what about my place in history?”
Just then, an attendant opened the door to his railway sleeper cabin and said “Time to get up Archduke Ferdinand. The train is just pulling into Sarajevo”!!
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