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The
following day, despite the sadness that weighed heavily on his heart due to the
unfortunate death of the armless campanologist, the bishop continued his
interviews for the bell ringer of Notre Dame.

The first man to approach him
said, 'Your Excellency, I am the brother of the poor armless wretch that fell
to his death from this very belfry yesterday.
I pray that you Honor his life
by allowing me to replace him in this duty.'

The bishop agreed to give the
man an audition, and, as the armless man's brother stooped to pick up a mallet
to strike the first bell, he groaned, clutched at his chest, twirled around,
and died on the spot.

Two monks, hearing the bishop's cries of grief at
this second tragedy, rushed up the stairs to his side.

'What has happened ?
Who is this man ?' the first monk asked breathlessly.

'I don't know his
name,' sighed the distraught bishop, 'but...'
 
'HE'S A DEAD RINGER
FOR HIS BROTHER.'

flower 6/948

The
following day, despite the sadness that weighed heavily on his heart due to the
unfortunate death of the armless campanologist, the bishop continued his
interviews for the bell ringer of Notre Dame.

The first man to approach him
said, 'Your Excellency, I am the brother of the poor armless wretch that fell
to his death from this very belfry yesterday.
I pray that you Honor his life
by allowing me to replace him in this duty.'

The bishop agreed to give the
man an audition, and, as the armless man's brother stooped to pick up a mallet
to strike the first bell, he groaned, clutched at his chest, twirled around,
and died on the spot.

Two monks, hearing the bishop's cries of grief at
this second tragedy, rushed up the stairs to his side.

'What has happened ?
Who is this man ?' the first monk asked breathlessly.

'I don't know his
name,' sighed the distraught bishop, 'but...'
 
'HE'S A DEAD RINGER
FOR HIS BROTHER.'

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 31 Jul 2011, 01:05
[groan]

On second thought...perhaps the images...


She's a happy-looking bloom, Bill.
Bill Phillips: One of my favourites. I love clematis
I liked this part of the story as much as yesterday's Bill lol.... your flowers are great and i am enjoying them very much.....since i have been rubbing it in about my sunsets....i will have some pansies up for you next weeksmile....petersmile
Bill Phillips: I like pansies!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Jul 2011, 06:52
What a beautiful colour - a choccie box picture - accompanied by a bizarre story (where is the joke? English humour?)
Bill Phillips: English humour indeed!! The expression dead ringer means identical to and of course ringer as in bell....it isn't very funny really I suppose gringrin
beautiful deep purple
Bill Phillips: It was indeed Chantal
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Jul 2011, 08:21
Aaaarrrggghhhh!!!

Er...nice flowers
Bill Phillips: Indeed so.

Yes they are.
Love the jokes Bill, we have these flowers growing in our back garden.
Bill Phillips: Oldies but goodies....well daft anyway!
Aaaagh! Jokes like that ought to be banned from SChance - just as well that the pic is a pretty one!
Bill Phillips: Noooooo.....bad jokes are my favourites
Purple Clematis is in bloom around here too. I noticed this other years too, that our spring starts so much later but by mid summer our flowers are in perfect sync.
Bill Phillips: The clematis in our garden is an early flowering one. This one is later and is a beautiful colour
Such a beautiful shade of purple here... the light is great too.
Bill Phillips: It is a gorgeous colour
Great colour. I take it he was a modern cockney bishop, with dodgy french, we need more of them I say smile
Bill Phillips: I'm all for that!
Hi Bill, Lovely macro shot with beautiful color and thank you for the joke. Frances
Bill Phillips: The joke is awful but an old favourite gringrin
These always look good in bloom. Great second part to the joke smile
Bill Phillips: It is a daft joke, well they both are but I still laugh at them grin
What a beautiful color!
haha... i was beginning to think it would lead up to the subject somehow

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