Last updated on May 29, 2021 by Roger Kaufman
A successful metaphor saves a missionary in dire straits
A Missionary in Sub-Saharan Africa Finds himself in a Predicament - A Funny Pictorial Story
A missionary works in sub-Saharan Africa. He has been with this tribe for five years. The chief's wife gives birth to their third child.
The Kind However, she has a strikingly light complexion. The chief summons the missionary to him and begins: “Missionary, look around. As far as I can see and as far as you can see - all black People. You're the only white guy around here. Well my wife's kid is kinda white. What's your opinion on that?"
The missionary begins to sweat a little.
As a matter of routine, he begins to look for a simile.
"Chief, over there on the slope I see our flock of sheep. As far as I can see, all sheep are white. And yet – a single lamb is black."
The chief gets a little white in the face and suddenly also has beads of sweat on his forehead: "Okay, okay, I won't say anything. And you say nothing.” Source: - Bernard Trenkle "The Second Ha Manual"
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