Education: Extremely Bright Boys

"Extremely Bright Boys"

Storybooks tell of curious old King John of England, who once amused himself by posing this question to the Abbot of Canterbury: "How soon can I ride around the world?" A clever shepherd, substituted by the baffled Abbot, answered: "You must rise with the sun and you must ride with the sun until it rises again the next morning. As soon as you do that you will have ridden around the world in 24 hours." For this stroke of sagacity the shepherd's reward was four pieces of silver per week for life....

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