The Why?s Man
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EXTRACT ONE: AN INCORRECT ASSUMPTION LEADS TO A FALSE CONCLUSION
Now it cameth to pass that a lover and his lass were walking through a wood one day. "Look" said the girl,"the branch of that tree is shaped like a high heel." The boy took out his little saw and cut down that part of the tree, and exactly like a high heel - but it was very PRIMITIVE.
He then took out his little knife and hollowed out part of the branch -in the manner of a dug-out canoe - so that it nearly accommodated his lover's foot Ð but it was CLUMSY.
Along came the Industrial Revolution, and the shoemakers turned to iron for fashioning the sole of the show. They constructed a strong - a very strong shoe - but it was UNCOMFORTABLE.
In time, the use of timber was discontinued, and they produced an all-steel shoe. It was a very very very substantial shoe - but it LACKED REFINEMENT.
Time passed and contemporary designers have now given us the magnificent high-heeled shoe we see here. It is a wonderful tribute to ladies' feet
But . . . (Balloon which Assistant is blowing up burst by Guide with heel of shoe) Ð IT CAUSES BUNIONS....
High heels demonstrate a delightful lie in the process of being found out - teetering to extinction so to speak.
The teaching of this parable is that if we can fool ourselves with minor absurdities - how about the big league?
GUIDE and ASSISTANT:
An INCORRECT ASSUMPTION... leads to a FALSE CONCLUSION
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