So, how did it happen? the doctor asked the middle-aged farmhand as he set
the mans broken leg.
Well, doc, 25 years ago...
Never mind the past. Tell me how you broke your leg this morning.
Like I was saying... 25 years ago, when I first started working on the farm,
I was a strapping young fellow, and one spring night, right after Id gone to
bed, the farmers beautiful daughter came into my room. She asked me if there
was anything I wanted. I said, No, everything is fine.
Are you sure? she asked.
Im sure, I said.
Isnt there anything I can do for you? she wanted to know.
I reckon not, I replied.
Excuse me, said the doctor. What does this story have to do with your leg?
Well, this morning, the farmhand explained, when it dawned on me what she
meant, I fell off the roof.