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October 9, 2006

Jim: Going Once...

It took over an hour to tell the convoluted story of how the rock passed from one person to the next. Yet such was Gramps’ skill with weaving the spoken word that nobody in the audience dared to interrupt.

“And so,” he concluded, “this hand-worn pebble is all that remains of the stone with which David slew the mighty Goliath!

“I must have it!” declared an excited museum curator.

Bidding started when the Bishop offered two hundred grand for the holy icon.

Gramps made more money that night than he ever made from selling lint from the shroud of Turin.

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Wow... you pulled that one off big time. Great story!

Posted by: Laurence Simon at October 9, 2006 7:05 AM · Permalink

Thanks, Laurence!

I had to work for this topic. I kept getting sidetracked because in my mind I repeatedly heard Gollum say, "What's it gots in its pocketses, my precious?"

And it has been over 30 years since I read The Hobbit!

Posted by: Jim Parkinson at October 9, 2006 1:31 PM · Permalink

Check before you post!