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To: Lost Highway
"A devout clergyman, happening one day to see a crane wading in quest of food, pointed out to his son the perfect adaptation of the crane to get his living in that manner.

'See,' said he, 'how his legs are formed for wading! What a long slender bill he has! Observe how nicely he folds his feet when putting them in or drawing them out of the water. He does not cause the slightest ripple. He is thus enable to approach the fish without giving them any notice of his arrival!

'My son,'said he,'it is impossible to look at that bird without recognizing the design, as well as the goodness of God, in thus providing the means of subsistence.'

"'Yes,' replied the boy, 'I think I see the goodness of God, at least as far as the crane is concerned; but after all, father, don't you think the arrangement a little tough on the fish?'"

-R.G. Ingersoll

26 posted on 04/27/2004 10:52:34 AM PDT by Uncle Fud
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To: Uncle Fud
Okay, snorting tea through one's nose is not conducive to good health ... but the belly laugh accompanying it should have offset any detrimental effects.
35 posted on 04/27/2004 2:42:25 PM PDT by Junior (Remember, you are unique, just like everyone else.)
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To: Uncle Fud

Nice!


43 posted on 07/11/2006 8:24:07 AM PDT by Comico Atómico
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