The Man And Apollo

The Man And Apollo Short Story

There lived a man in the village. He was very cunning and often deceived the villagers. He did not believe in God and thought he was smarter than God.

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One day the man went to the temple of Apollo.

He called all the villagers to the temple. He told them: “I will prove that I am much smarter than Apollo.”

The man had a plan. He took with him a silver ring covered with gold paint. He held out the ring in his hand and said: “Oh, Apollo, if you are a god, then tell me what I am holding in my hand … silver or gold?”

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The man thought that if Apollo said “silver”, then he would do nothing, but if he said “gold”, he would quickly erase the paint. Apollo could answer any way he wanted. This would be the wrong answer.

The mighty, omniscient Apollo understood his cunning.

He thundered: “Show me the ring, now I know that it is made of silver and painted gold. You dare to challenge the gods! Your tricks will lead you to misfortune.

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If you grieve the gods, they will make you very unhappy!”

The Man And Apollo Short Story Moral

It is foolish to challenge God.