20. BITING YOUR OWN EAR
A wife dragged her husband into Nasruddin’s courtroom.
“He bit my ear!” she shouted.
“You bit your own ear!” the husband shouted back at her.
“Impossible!” the wife replied. “Nobody can bite their own ear.”
Nasruddin called for a recess and went into his chambers. He tried to bite his own ear, but only succeeded in falling down and bruising his forehead.
Nasruddin returned to the courtroom. “Check the wife: does she have bruises on her forehead?”
There were no bruises.
“I therefore conclude the wife did not bite her own ear,” said Nasruddin. “The husband is guilty as charged.”
Between the period of initial colonial settlement and the American Revolution, a period of over 70 years, England and France fought four wars for control of the North American continent. This book focuses on these successive wars.
I have not given up on creating a slideshow using the digitized 110 slides but it has been a struggle. I had created a slideshow but it was in the order that the 110 slides had been scanned which was not what I wanted. The morning when I had the flare I threw them all away and was going to start over. Then the flare intervened and I had no desire to go back to the task. These past few days I have been at it again but like Penelope weaving a burial shroud for Odysseus’s elderly father I have been undoing the following day what I did before. I’ll get there but getting slides in the order you want for the slideshow is best done prior to scanning them.