A King heard tales of a plot to overthrow his =
reign. He had a Count arrested and tortured, hoping to reveal the =
names of his enemies. But the Count would not give up any details =
of individuals or the suspected coup.
Finally the =
King ordered the man executed. He was taken to the yard and laid =
his neck on the chopping block. One last time the King offered to =
spare his life if he would just give up the conspirators. But the =
The axe-man =
raised his blade. As it began its downward arc, the Count =
screamed, “Wait. I’ll . . .”
It was too late.
Moral of the story? Don’t hatchet =
your Counts before they chicken.
Dr Bob Griffin =
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"Jesus Knows Me, This I =