Most Viewed

The Merchant Of Venice
The Senator's Laundry
The Rhinoceros And The Dromedary
The Blue Nose
The Plumber's Revenge A Legend Of Madison Avenue
The Doctor
The Coroner And The Banana Peel
A Toast
The Honest Newsboy
The Ahkoond Of Swat

Least Viewed

Mother Hunt's Chickens
The Japanese Reporter
Sheepskins And Politics
The Hen And The Tailor
The Centipede And The Barbaric Yak
The Amateur Orlando
The Ostrich And The Hen
The Unfortunate Elephant
The Gray Linnet
The Deacon's Bargain

Random Canadian Humour

The Merchant Of Venice
The Doctor
How Bateese Came Home
The Ahkoond Of Swat
The Rhinoceros And The Dromedary
The Centipede And The Barbaric Yak
The Corduroy Road
The Honest Newsboy
Sheepskins And Politics

The Centipede And The Barbaric Yak

Canadian Humour Home

While a Centipede was painfully toiling over the Libyan Desert he was
encountered by a barbaric Yak, who scornfully asked him how were his
poor feet. The humble creature made no reply at the time, but some days
later found the barbaric Yak taken in the nets of the hunter and almost
devoured by insects, which fled at the approach of the Centipede.
"Help, help, my good friend!" exclaimed the unfortunate beast. "I
cannot move a muscle in these cruel toils, and the ravenous insects
have devoured my delicate flesh." "Say you so?" responded the
Centipede. "Can you really not defend yourself?" "Alas! how can I?"
replied the Yak. "See you not how straitly I am bound?" "And is your
flesh then so delicate?" "It is, though I say it who should not."
"Then," said the Centipede, "I guess I'll take a bite myself."

Moral: The other man's extremity is often our opportunity.

Next: The Honest Newsboy

Previous: The Glow-worm And The Famished Nightingale

Add to Informational Site Network

Viewed 3886