Six Parables

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
The Leaning Tower, holes in the sky and the comb's teeth.

Submitted: January 27, 2008

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THE DIAMOND AND THE COAL
 
Two young men, one rich and the other desperately poor, discussed their futures. The wealthy man placed a large diamond on the table and said: "This is my future!" The poor man took a lump of coal from his pocket and set it on the table. He said, "And this is my future." Later, each went his way. When the two men were out of sight, the diamond felt a great yearning to return to its origin. Thus it came over to the lump of coal and clung fiercely to it. 
 
 
TEETH OF THE COMB
 
A certain comb saw that some people had more, others less. The comb sided with the former and strove to make its teeth longer. When it succeeded it began to snub its friends and treat them rudely. Then the owner of this comb decided to groom his hair. But now he found that his comb had become useless. He threw it away.
 
 
SKY HOLES
 
A woman and her child were fleeing a bloody war. They rode with others in the back of a speeding truck. The sun went down and it began to grow very dark. The woman's little daughter said to her friend: "Look! There are holes in the sky!" But her friend answered: "Don't you know why? The holes were made by bullets!" Hearing this, the woman cried bitterly and took the two young girls into her arms.
 
 
THE TOWER AT PISA
 
The famous tower in the city of Pisa looked squeamishly around and said: "Hundreds of years have passed and everything around me is still tilting. How will this strange situation come to an end?"
 
 
THE ROUND TABLE
 
A long time ago, the world's leaders decided to replace the long, narrow tables they used to sit at. They thought: If we use round tables then no leader will feel more important than another. But ironically, the gap between the world's peoples becomes deeper and deeper. Even though we live on a round globe. 
 
 
THE TAIL OF THE THIRD WORLD
 
The third world grew into an amazingly long tail for the wolf-like first world. The first world was so pleased it began to wag its great tail and to beat it against the ground so that the earth shook and an immense rock fell on the tail. The first-world wolf, writhing with pain, began to lick its tail with great affection.
 
 
 


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