Answer: “And the Eldest Magician said ‘How wise are little children who see and are silent! What was the beast like?’ And the little girl-daughter said ‘He was round and he was flat; and his eyes grew upon stalks; and he walked sideways like this; and he was covered with strong armour upon his back.'” “And the Eldest Magician said ‘How wise are little children who speak truth! Now I know where Pau Amma went. Give me the paddle!'”
The parable of the Good Samaritan is told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. [Lk 10:25–37] It is about a traveler who is stripped of clothing beaten and left half dead alongside the road. First a Jewish priest and then a Levite comes by but both avoid the man. Finally a Samaritan happens upon the traveler. Although Samaritans and Jews despised each other the Samaritan helps the injured man.
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (1890) is a short story by the American writer and Civil War veteran Ambrose Bierce. Described as “one of the most famous and frequently anthologized stories in American literature” it was originally published by The San Francisco Examiner on July 13 1890 and was first collected in Bierce’s book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (1891).
Phineas P. Gage (1823–1860) was an American railroad construction foreman remembered for his improbable:19 survival of an accident in which a large iron rod was driven completely through his head destroy…