NOT SO LONG AGO, NOT SO FAR AWAY
Irate, Henry punished his deaf and dumb boy by shooting his dog. “Teach him a lesson,” he muttered.
Speechless, the dumb child ran away kicking stones, absorbing the lesson. Despite all the kicking the boots held up–zippers still worked, unrusted by rageful tears. And finally the lesson sank in.
Waiting til nightfall when all were asleep, the youth kicked over the lit candle and fled.
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