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Sam and John were out cutting wood, when John accidentally cut
his arm off. Sam, who was trained in first aid, remained calm
and wrapped the arm in a plastic bag and then took it and John
to a surgeon.

The surgeon said, "You're in luck! I'm an expert at
reattaching limbs! Come back in four hours."

So Sam came back in four hours and the surgeon said, "I got
done faster than I expected. John is down at the local pub."

Sam went to the pub and was amazed to see John throwing darts.

"Wow" thought Sam, "that surgeon does excellent work"

A few weeks later, Sam and John were out again, and John
accidentally cut his leg off. Sam put the leg in a plastic bag
and took it, and John, back to the same surgeon.

The surgeon said, "Legs are a little tougher, but I'll see
what I can do - come back in six hours."

Sam returned in six hours and the surgeon said, "I finished
early - John's down at the soccer field."

Sam went to the soccer field and there was John, kicking
goals. "Wow" thought Sam "That surgeon is amazing"

A few weeks later, John had a terrible accident and cut his
head off. Sam put the head in a plastic bag and took it and
the rest of John to the surgeon.

The surgeon said, "Gee, heads are really tough. Come back in
twelve hours."

So Sam returned in twelve hours and the surgeon said, "I'm
sorry, John died."

Sam said, "I understand - I know you tried your best. You are
a very skilled surgeon but I'm sure heads are very tough."

The surgeon said, "Oh, no! It wasn't that, John suffocated in
that plastic bag!"
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