Mother asked her little boy, Darling, what did the teacher teach you
today? Nothing, Mum, answered the son proundly, instead, she asked me
how much one plus two was, and I told her three.
West Point My father, brother and I visited West Point to see a football
game between Army and Boston College. Taking a stroll before kickoff, we
met many cadets in neatly pressed uniforms. Several visting fans asked
the recruits if they would pose for photographs, to show our son what to
expect if he should attend West Point. One middle-aged couple approached
a very attractive female cadet and asked her to pose for a picture. They
explained, We want to show our son what he missed by not coming to WestPoint.
The time came when the king called his sons together. “What did you
bring?” He asked them all. The other brothers had many beautiful things.
“And what did you bring?” said the king to the last brother. “This is
too funny!” said the other brothers. “He has nothing!” But the king was
kind to the last brother. “What did you bring me?” the king asked again.
“I bring only the friendship of your people,” said the last brother.
“That is the best thing!” cried his father. “You shall be the new king.”
Once upon a time, there were four brothers who lived in a far away land.
Their father was an old king. One day he said, “I will not live long
now. Today you must start out into the world. In a year, bring back the
best thing you have found. The one who can pick the best thing shall be
the new king.” The first brother said, “I will look in every city or
town. I will buy the best thing I can for my father.” The next two
brothers said, “We will both go on fast ships over the sea. We will find
something better.” The last brother said, “I am going to ask the people
here in our own land to tell me the best thing.” The other three
brothers began to laugh. “Then you will never be king!” They said.