Monday, July 26, 2010


Hey guys,

I was hanging out with a friend last night, and he told me a folk story from his tribe. You ready for it?

So there was this guy who was really strong. He used to live in the mountains, and his whole tribe was afraid of him. He used to come down the mountain, pick up a camel, then throw it on top of the mountain. Then he would climb back up the mountain and eat the camel. If he saw a camel that he wanted, he just took it.

Finally the men in his tribe get together and decide that they had to do something before this guy eats all of their camels. So they decide to send six young women from the tribe up the mountain for him to sleep with them. So he does. The first one dies, then the second, the third, the fourth, the fifth. The only one who survives is the sixth. But she stumbles back down the mountain, and she's in pretty rough shape. Then the guy comes down the mountain. He's hungry and he wants a camel.

So he picks up a camel and throws it on top of the mountain. But when he does, he breaks his back. So all of the men in the tribe come and beat him to death.

So I guess the moral of the story is don't throw camels on top of mountains! Actually, he told me that this is a story that they tell to young men if they start running after women. Kind of an interesting story, huh?

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure you can imagine what my face looked like as I read this. Oh my.