CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Old Man! Old Man!

"Old Man! Old Man!"

Up to a sour-faced Czechoslovak peasant last week galloped six excited gendarmes. "Did you see an old man on a horse ride down that way?" they shouted. "A tall old man with white hair?"

"No I didn't," said the peasant. "He didn't ride that way."

Wheeling about, spurring their horses, the six gendarmes vanished. Soon the old man with white hair came cantering back up the road down which the peasant had sworn he had not gone.

"Hey!" cried the peasant. "The gendarmes are after you! I tried to put...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!