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A LESSON IN PHILOSOPHY: THOUGHTUL TALES by [O'HANLON, DERMOT]
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Short stories with food for thought.The following summaries may help to elucidate this..
1. A Lesson in Philosophy
Outside a country inn , a university professor, for a bit of sport to pass the time, engages in a light philosophical discussion with an old man, who, to the annoyance of some of the professor's students, more than holds his own in the exchanges. The professor himself finds it amusing, and what he also finds perhaps more amusing are the antics of the old man's donkey as it enjoys a monster carrot, an amusement with dire consequences with a lesson in philosophy which the students will never forget. . .
2. A Thankless Task
An experienced and wise knight who went about the country righting wrongs and defending the weak, when asked by a young knight in his retinue which he feared dealing with most, dragons or people, replied dragons, because they were more predictable in their behaviour than people. The town he was now called upon to end a lawless chaos, illustrated his opinion very starkly.
3. Rinkey
A little angel is sent by St.Peter to do something about changing the questionable scientific ways of a certain Professor Brown , whose pride and arrogance as a biologist, along with his rather choosy attitude to scientific facts when it comes to their truth, doesn't augur well for his spiritual welfare. Argens, the little angel, with his vast powers, is more than equal to the task, which involves a time slip, a trip by the Professor to the Australian outback, and the fossil discoveries he makes there. . .
4.The Parable
The Teacher's message was a simple one of love and peace, but it was a matter of concern to him that his disciples often misinterpreted his message, putting up barriers between himself and the people who wished to follow his teaching, and putting disciplinary burdens on them which he never intended. To gently reprove them, he told them a parable about a rich man who loved children, where the references to themselves in what he said should have been perfectly obvious to all of them,but.. . .
5.The Bet
Argens,again. Sent by St.Peter to sort out a furious discussion that was going on on the Earth below, between a theologian and a scientist on one side of the argument and a scientist and a theologian on the other, which was becoming more personal and more childish by the minute. Argens, as knowledgeable arbiter, devised the following bet for each f the four disputants - he gave a million pounds to each of them, which they could use in one of three ways: a correct bet about the truth or otherwise would double the money, an incorrect one lose it, while not betting and sitting on the fence, instead,it would be theirs to keep. This situation greatly concentrated the minds of each of them and. . .,
6. "The First Shall be Last t. ."
A proud and despotic king refuses the request of a lowly,saintly priest, to spare the life of a wretched peasant condemned to death for committing a poaching offence. That night the king dreams a dream of the Last Judgement, where, at a prelimin-ary sorting of the sheep from the goats, he discovers that God;s ways aren't those of men . . .
7.Reflections
When out hiking in the mountains, I get lost, and because of my unfamiliarity with the area, I accidentally fall into a peculiarly shaped depression in the ground. When I come to in the morning, my life isn't the same, or I'm not the same as I was the day before., something that becomes increasingly obvious to my parents and friends, my parents being very alarmed at the sudden change in me.A chance remark by a friend , and something that happens when I am alone one night gazing into my bedroom mirror , explains the situation . . .
8. Cat Among the Pigeons
Telly, a not very bright official mouser at a biological research centre becomes alarmed when he thinks that the cat species is on the point of extinction if nothing is done about it. He takes up the challenge . . .







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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 70 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1520467982
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N99LTGK
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