The Fruit Trees

By | August 25th, 2014|stories|

Once there were two neighbours, Jack and Bob, each of whom had planted a peach tree. Both decided that they were going to sell their peaches at the local market once they were old enough to bear fruit. The young trees took root and grew. After a couple of years they began to give signs [...]

The three boats

By | April 9th, 2012|stories|

There were once three friends who decided it would be a great idea to buy boats. They decided on inflatable rubber dinghies. Once bought, quite obviously, they wanted to put them to use. They decided to go on a camping trip at one of the great lakes. On the evening of their arrival they pumped [...]

Diamond in the rough?

By | March 27th, 2012|stories|

One day, not so long ago, a guild of jewelers came together. A couple of them had prepared a presentation on the benefits of using rough diamonds in their jewelry instead of cut ones. They went about the task of convincing the other jewelers that they were correct in this approach. In the end about [...]