2:05 p.m. - 2006-02-17
CAUTION>>>>>THIS IS A REAL GROANER!!!!
The bishop was incredulous. "You have no arms!" "No matter," said the man. "Observe!"
When he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard moments before. As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of them asked, "Bishop, who was this man?" "I don't know his name," the bishop sadly replied,
WAIT! WAIT! There's more.............
The following day, despite the sadness that weighed heavily on his heart due to the unfortunate death of the armless campanologist, the bishop continued his interviews for the bell ringer of Notre Dame.
The first man to approach him said, "Your Excellency, I am the brother of the poor armless wretch that fell to his death from this very belfry yesterday. I pray that you honour his life by allowing me to replace him in this duty."
The bishop agreed to audition him, and, as the armless man's brother stooped to pick up a mallet to strike the first bell, he groaned, clutched at his chest, twirled around, and died on the spot. Two monks, hearing the bishop's cries of grief of this second tragedy, rushed up the stairs to his side. "What has happened? Who is the man?" the first monk asked
"I don't know his name, "sighed the distraught bishop, but............."
(....Wait for it.......)
(.......It's worth it.......)