Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Better Halves

Commander Verney L. Cameron tells this story of two men with leprosy that he met in Central Africa.

One had lost his hands, the other his feet.

They established a farm together. The leprosy victim who had no hands, and who could not therefore scatter seed, carried his legless brother, who could not else have stirred, upon his back; and thus, each supplying the other's lack, they broke their ground, and sowed their seed, and reaped their crop.

Source: F W Boreham, The Luggage of Life, 216-219.

Geoff Pound