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After Quasimodo's death, the bishop of the
Cathedral of Notre Dame sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell
ringer was needed.

The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews
personally and went up into the belfry to begin the screening process.


After observing several applicants demonstrate their skills, he had decided to
call it a day.
just then, an armless man approached him and announced that he
was there to apply for the bell ringer's job. The bishop was incredulous.


'You have no arms !'

'No matter,' said the man. 'Observe !'

And he
began striking the bells with his face, producing a beautiful melody on the
carillon.
The bishop listened in astonishment; convinced he had finally found
a replacement for Quasimodo.

But suddenly, as he rushed forward to strike
the bell, the armless man tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window
to his death in the street below.
The stunned bishop rushed down two hundred
and ninety five church steps, when he reached the street, a crowd had gathered
around the fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only
moment before.

As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of
them asked,

'Bishop, who was this man ?'.

'I don't know his name,' the
bishop sadly replied,


BUT HIS FACE RINGS A BELL'

flower 5/948

After Quasimodo's death, the bishop of the
Cathedral of Notre Dame sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell
ringer was needed.

The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews
personally and went up into the belfry to begin the screening process.


After observing several applicants demonstrate their skills, he had decided to
call it a day.
just then, an armless man approached him and announced that he
was there to apply for the bell ringer's job. The bishop was incredulous.


'You have no arms !'

'No matter,' said the man. 'Observe !'

And he
began striking the bells with his face, producing a beautiful melody on the
carillon.
The bishop listened in astonishment; convinced he had finally found
a replacement for Quasimodo.

But suddenly, as he rushed forward to strike
the bell, the armless man tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window
to his death in the street below.
The stunned bishop rushed down two hundred
and ninety five church steps, when he reached the street, a crowd had gathered
around the fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only
moment before.

As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of
them asked,

'Bishop, who was this man ?'.

'I don't know his name,' the
bishop sadly replied,


BUT HIS FACE RINGS A BELL'

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 30 Jul 2011, 02:02
Sad....

[grin]


Dunno why you bothered with the snap of the flowers, Bell?
Bill Phillips: I often wonder why I bother with the pictures. I could just post some clip art and save myself a lot of time...actually that is not a bad idea
Beautiful flowers Bill....i have heard that story many times and as always i am again still laughing at it tonight....and having a hard time keying this reply lol lolgrin
Thank you Mate....and have a nice weekend....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It is a daft old joke and part two is tomorrow
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Jul 2011, 06:55
This must be hibiscus flowers - I saw them yesterday in different wonderful colours (and photographed them)- but I like your b&w-treatment very much!
(The Quasimodo - connection sounds a bit strange to me - or did you think it were bellflowers? - I remember a funny student who could go and behave like Quasimodo in the famous film - he wanted to be actor and dancer but became lawyer)
Bill Phillips: It is indeed Philine. The silly joke has no connection at all but someone sent it to me the other day. It is a very old joke and the follow up to it is tomorrow, and is even sillier
perfect B&W, the shadows fall is so night, it highlights the lighter parts very well
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Jul 2011, 08:06
This b&w masterpiece may be Mallow. The story below is TERRIBLE!
Bill Phillips: and you get the follow up tomorrow.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Jul 2011, 08:06
Or Hibiscus
Bill Phillips: Hibiscus deffo Tiffo
I don't think the flower is a Mallow but I haven't a clue what it is instead. Great story, I may pinch it to put in the weekly church newsletter I edit, they like things like that.
Bill Phillips: Hibiscus Brian. Philine is right as always. Part two of the daft joke tomorrow
Good range of tones here Bill
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much John
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2011, 20:54
Beautiful black and white. I love the contrast and light. Funny story too!
Bill Phillips: Today's follow up joke is even sillier!
A terrific B&W! The veins in the petals show so clearly- gives great texture. The lighting is perfect for this!
well i had not heard this one before. i read part 2 before coming to this one though.
great image, i like the details on the one to the left, in the shadows

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