godwithoutassumption

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The Emperor’s clothes

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“Look there, father, the Emperor has no clothes!”

“Hush, child, do not shout such things.”

“But father, put your ear close to my mouth, father he is naked.”

“He is a good man, fair and honest.”

“But father, I can see his, his..I can see his parts father.”

“His is not only fair and honest but has a talent for business and in dealing with others in high places.”

“But father, it is worse, he himself thinks he wears clothes.”

“Yes son, he is a man, obviously a man” and as a man he has some imperfection.”

“But father…”

“He has clothes, the finest of robes, but they are under his skin, not on top of it. Here he comes now and you must shout.  Stand and shout, oh great Emperor your costly robes cannot match your excellence”

“Oh great Emperor your costly robes cannot match your excellence.”

“Shout louder, and show true feeling!”

“Oh great Emperor your costly robes cannot match your excellence!  Father bring your ear near my mouth once more and I shall whisper”

“What is it my son?”

“I saw his clothes, father.  When he looked to see who had shouted.   The kindness in his eyes, his confident pose, he wears magnificent clothes father.

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Author: assumptionisfaith

david blankenship is the author of three books "Randolph W. Owens, missing on Bright Island" (a science fiction novel), "Herb" (a children's book), "Jack's second Life" (contemporary fiction) and several short stories. The books are for sale on Amazon's Kindle and published in paperback by Create Space.

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