Sunday, June 28, 2009
Two men were chopping down a live oak that stood on the borderline of their neighboring properties. Between swings of the axes - they took turns hacking - the first man claimed that the wood should be his because, technically, the property was his. The second man responded that the wood should be his because, officially, the property was his, even though both men knew that the surveyor had made a mistake. As the discussion turned into an argument, a man from the next county rode up on his white horse and offered the men what seemed like a substantial sum of money at the time. Tired of arguing, they sold him the tree without another thought. Until the money ran out.