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Quasimodo is dead!

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*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*

*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 skill, 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, rushing forward to strike a bell, the armless man*
*tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window to his death in*
*the street below. The stunned bishop rushed to his side. When he*
*reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the fallen figure,*
*drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moments 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,


*WAIT! WAIT! There's more.............

*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*

*Two monks, hearing the bishop's cries of grief of this second*
*tragedy, rushed up the stairs to his side. "What has happened? Who is*
*the man?" the first monk asked breathlessly.

*"I don't know his name," sighed the distraught bishop,

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Mommy, Feallen is at it again!

Tom / PM

PS - Very good!
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