Towards and away

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    18 Jul 2008
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    One day many years ago, a fisherman's wife blessed her
    husband with twin sons. They loved the children very much,
    but couldn't think of what to name their children. Finally, after
    several days, the fisherman said, "Let's not decide on names
    right now. If we wait a little while, the names will simply occur
    to us."

    After several weeks had passed, the fisherman and his wife
    noticed a peculiar fact. When left alone, one of the boys would
    also turn towards the sea, while the other boy would face
    inland. It didn't matter which way the parents positioned the
    children, the same child always faced the same direction.
    "Let's call the boys Towards and Away," suggested the
    fisherman. His wife agreed, and from that point on, the boys
    were simply known as TOWARDS and AWAY.

    The years passed and the lads grew tall and strong. The day
    came when the aging fisherman said to his sons, "Boys, it is
    time that learned how to make a living from the sea." They
    provisioned their ship, said their goodbyes, and set sail for a
    three month voyage.

    The three months passed quickly for the fisherman's wife, yet
    the ship had not returned. Another three months passed, and
    still no ship.

    Three whole years passed before the grieving woman saw a
    lone man walking towards her house. She recognized him as
    her husband. "My goodness! What has happened to my
    darling boys?" she cried.

    The ragged fisherman began to tell his story:

    "We were just barely one whole day out to see when Towards
    hooked into a great fish. Towards fought long and hard, but the
    fish was more than his equal. For a whole week they wrestled
    upon the waves without either of them letting up. Yet eventually
    the great fish started to win the battle, and Towards was pulled
    over the side of our ship. He was swallowed whole, and we
    never saw either of them again."

    "Oh dear, that must have been terrible! What a huge fish that
    must of been! What a horrible fish. What a horrible fish."

    "Yes, it was, but you should have seen the one that got Away...."
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