The Boasting Traveler

: Aesop's Fables

A MAN who had traveled in foreign lands boasted very much, on

returning to his own country, of the many wonderful and heroic

feats he had performed in the different places he had visited.

Among other things, he said that when he was at Rhodes he had

leaped to such a distance that no man of his day could leap

anywhere near him as to that, there were in Rhodes many persons

who saw him do it and whom he could call as witnesses. One of

the bystanders interrupted him, saying: "Now, my good man, if

this be all true there is no need of witnesses. Suppose this

to be Rhodes, and leap for us."