View Full Version : Talking horses

03-07-2006, 11:05 PM
Once there was a farmer with a herd of talking horses. Now, since talking horses are considered very valuable, the farmer went out each morning and counted them to make sure they were all there.

One morning, the farmer discovered that a horse was missing. So he decided the best thing to do would be to just ask the horses themselves what had happened to their fellow. But none of the horses would answer. Finally, after 30 minutes of repeatedly asking what had happened without answer, the farmer issued an ultimatum. Either they would tell him what happened, or he would pick out one horse and take him off to slaughter. Still no response from the horses, so he reluctantly picked out one horse and took him off to the slaughter house.

The next morning, the farmer came out and discovered another horse missing. Again, as in the day before, the horses would not tell him what happened, and again he issued his ultimatum, and eventually another horse was slaughtered.

This continued for the next few weeks until finally the farmer had no horses left. And the moral of the story?

You can weed a horse to slaughter, but you can't make him fink.;)