STAFF FOR STAFF
by John Yeo
The shepherd lived to protect his sheep from harm. One day, many sheep were stolen in broad daylight. The shepherd was unable to stop the theft as the thieves were armed, all he carried was his old gnarled wooden staff for protection. His sheepdog was shot by the thieves during the raid.
The farmer sadly dismissed the shepherd, as he could no longer afford his wages. One day in the village, the local baker offered him a job. "I will pay you well for the work, if you can swap one staff for another, Bread is the staff of life".
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