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Abi
06-21-15, 12:30 PM
Emperor Andrew once ruled over ADDF. He was a wise and intelligent ruler, and he had in his court the Nine Gems, his nine advisors, who were each known for a particular skill. One of these Gems was Hound, known for his wit and wisdom. The story below is one of the examples of his wit. Do you have it in you to find out the answer?

Emperor Andrew was very fond of Hound as were many of the village people. However, this made quite a few of Andrew's other ministers jealous.

One day, they decided to come up with a plan to rid them of the "great" Hound. To avoid suspicion from falling on them, they took the help of the emperor's barber, Abi in this plan.

A week later, while Andrew was receiving a haircut, the barber Abi lightly mentioned that he knew of someone who could allow Andrew to reach and even converse with his ancestors who had passed away, but he also stated the man who would go to the heavens would have to be witty, intelligent and wise. Andrew instantly recommended Hound for the task.

Hound was told that a fire would be lit around him and the smoke would carry him to heaven; however, chanting would protect him from burning to his death. Hound instantly knew that this was a plan to get rid of him, but not wishing to anger the emperor, he agreed to perform this task in a month. During this period of time, he asked some laborers to build a tunnel connecting his house to the cemetery, where the "rites" would be held.

When the day came, Hound escaped his death by going to his house where he stayed for a month growing out his beard. A month later, he went back to andrew's palace. When asked about the health of andrew's ancestors, Houndreplied that they were doing very well but were missing just one thing.

What did Hound say they were missing in heaven?

BellaVita
06-21-15, 01:37 PM
Andrew? :p

Earth?

Abi
06-21-15, 01:40 PM
Nope.

Luvmybully
06-21-15, 01:43 PM
8 advisors?
:giggle:

Abi
06-21-15, 01:45 PM
Hahaha :lol:

Luvmybully
06-21-15, 01:50 PM
A barber!

BellaVita
06-21-15, 01:53 PM
Intelligence?

Abi
06-21-15, 01:54 PM
Well Done luvmybully

Andrew prepared to execute Abi the barber, at which time Abi admitted to the plot and Andrew threw Abi and the 8 advisors in the dungeon.