upon a time when cars, trains, and other modern methods of transportation
did not exist it was customary for people to walk long distances for many
hours to get to their destination.
One day there was a Peasant who decided to
walk to the city from his' village. This day was a very beautiful day
and the sun radiated from above as the wind blew over the landscape of the
earth. The Peasant was very happy for he thought he had chosen the
most beautiful day to venture out and visit the city.
The city was very far from the Peasants
village and the Peasant walked for a great distance and became very
tired. From a far distance the Peasant saw a mill, and hoping that
someone with a kind heart would accept him in for the night approached
it. At the mill lived a kind hearted Miller who heartily welcomed the
Peasant and provided a great feast for his guest.
When the Peasant had finished his meal the
kind Miller provided a bed for him to sleep. However, before the
Peasant lay down to rest he asked the kind Miller to wake him early in the
morning, as there was still quite a distance before the Peasant would make
it to the city.
The next morning the Miller woke up very
early and he went to wake the peasant. As the Miller approached the
Peasant he realized that the Peasant wore a beautiful cap. The Miller
had a great sense of humor and decided that he would play a prank on the
poor Peasant by switching his cap with the Peasants cap. The Miller
then woke the Peasant who thanked him for his kindness and happily went on
On the road to the city the Peasant became
very thirsty, by the road bank there was a small river from which the
peasant decided to drink. As the peasant bent down to drink he noticed
something very strange, a man looked back at him smiling with the cap of the
Miller. The peasant became very angry and with
very little brains said, "Look at this, the Miller woke himself up
instead of me, now I must go back and tell the Miller to wake me up."
The brainless Peasant then walked all the way
back to the Mill so that the Miller would wake him from his sleep!
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