The Boasting Traveler


A man who had been abroad, on his return to his home capital, constantly bragging and boasting of the great feats he had performed in different places. In Rodes' fence he said that he had taken such a high leap that no man could come near him and he said that he could produce another man to prove that this was so. "Perhaps," said one of his hearers, "but if this is true you need not produce another man to bear you out; just suppose this to be Rodes and then try the leap again."