The Talking Skull

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A hunter is hunting rabbits when he comes across a talking skull. What will happen in this fable?

Submitted: November 04, 2007

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Long ago, there was a great hunter. One day, he was hunting rabbits when he discovered a human skull in the bushes. “How did you get here?” The hunter wondered.
“Talking brought me here.” The skull replied. The man, surprised by this, ran all the way to the palace of the King. The hunter explained the skull to the King, and the King laughed.
“Never have I heard such a thing! Let my guard go with you to this skull, so he may hear it speak!” The hunter agreed; unaware that the guard had instructions to kill him, should the skull be silent.
When they reached the skull, the hunter asked “How did you get here?” The skull stayed silent. The hunter asked again, receiving no answer. For an hour, the hunter tried, but to no avail. Thus, the guard beheaded him and left. As soon as the guard was gone, the skull spoke.
“How did you get here?”
“Talking brought me here.” Replied the hunter’s head.


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