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THE BELL RINGER
After Quasimodo's death, the bishop of the Cathedral of Notre Dame Sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell ringer was needed. The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and Went up into the belfry to begin the screening process. After observing several applicants demonstrate their skills, he had decided to Call it a day. Just then, an armless man approached him and announced that he Was there to apply for the bell ringer's job. The bishop was incredulous. 'You have no arms!' 'No matter,' said the man. 'Observe!' And he began striking the bells with his face, producing a beautiful Melody on the carillon. The bishop listened in astonishment; convinced he had finally found A replacement for Quasimodo. But suddenly, as he rushed forward to strike the bell, the armless man Tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window to his death in the Street below. The stunned bishop rushed down two hundred and ninety five church Steps, when he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the Fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moment Before. As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of them asked, 'Bishop, who was this man?' 'I don't know his name,' the bishop sadly replied,
BUT HIS FACE RINGS A BELL!'
The following day despite the sadness that weighed heavily on his
Heart due to the unfortunate death of the armless campanologist, the
Bishop continued his interviews for the bell ringer of Notre Dame.
The first man to approach him said, 'Your Excellency, I am the brother Of the poor armless wretch that fell to his death from this very belfry Yesterday. I pray that you honor his life by allowing me to replace him In this duty.' The bishop agreed to give the man an audition, and, as the armless man's brother stooped to pick up a mallet to strike the first bell, he Groaned, clutched at his chest, twirled around, and died on the spot. Two monks, hearing the bishop's cries of grief at this second tragedy, Rushed up the stairs to his side. 'What has happened? Who is this man?' the first monk asked breathlessly. 'I don't know his name,' sighed the distraught bishop, but …..
'HE'S A DEAD RINGER FOR HIS BROTHER!'
It has to be an old one but you Gotta laugh.
Me and my friend should have put in for it.
Made a mess of that one I should have said Me and my Girl should have put in for it.
I was going to tell the one about Quasimodo and the wok but can hear the sound of the silver mouse ;o}
I'm just waiting for AitchBEE to quote the Rolling Stones, " I told you once and I told you twice" from This will be the last time!!
A bit slow AitchBEE
rdave13 Sorry - did not see your earlier post - and I hope we are not going to compete with AitchBEE in future song references!!!
Brumas. You have got my curiosity going about the "Wok" joke. I seem to remember it in the far reaches of my mind but can't bring it out. Perhaps you can e-mail it?
Wok about the wok joke? Wok this way and tell it, I can't be woked easily.
Wok you say? Terrible I know, but wok can I do, 'til I wok to the doctors...
You asked for it!
Quasimodo was going out that evening with Esmeralda so he asked his ma what was for tea.
How about Spaghetti Bolognaise? Nah, don’t want garlic on my breath do I.
Fish and chips, I have a nice piece of haddock, nah, don’t fancy it.
Sausage and mash with onions, nah, you know that gives me indigestion.
Look, I have other things to do so make up your mind and with that she went into the kitchen and emerged carrying a wok.
Oh good, that’s what I fancy, a nice chinese.
Chinese be buggered, I’m off to iron your shirt ;o}
Brumas. Yes I remember it now, thanks to your re-telling it. But I don't think the FE would bring his silver deleting mouse out just for that. mayhap there is another one you are keeping to yourself? By the way I don't think his silver mouse makes any noise so you couldn't possibly hear it. It's a bit of a sneaky mouse.
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