Seamus and Patrick were walking through the woods when they came across this big deep hole in the ground.
Now this didn’t look like any ordinary hole in the ground. It was really big and it also looked like it was really really deep as well.
“Wow that hole looks pretty deep”, Seamus said.
“It really does”, Patrick replied. “Say, why don’t we toss a few pebbles in there and see how deep it is”.
So, they picked up a few pebbles, threw them in the hole and waited.
They waited a few seconds.
Then they waited a few seconds more, but there was no noise, not a single “dink” and certainly no “splash”.
“Jee whizz that is REALLY deep”, Patrick said. “Hey Seamus, let’s throw one of these great big rocks down there. Those should make a noise”.
Both of them picked up a couple of football sized rocks and tossed them into the hole.
They waited… and waited… and waited. Nothing, not a sound.
They looked at each other in amazement.
Patrick got a determined look on his face and said, “Hey Seamus, over here in the weeds, there’s a railway sleeper. Help me carry it over here. When we toss THAT sucker in, it’s bound to make some noise”.
So, the two of them dragged the heavy railway sleeper over to the hole and heaved it in.
To their surprise, not a sound came from the hole.
Suddenly, out of the nearby woods, a goat appeared, running like the wind.
The goat rushed towards the two men, then ran right past them, running as fast as its legs would carry it.
Suddenly it leaped in the air and right into the hole.
The two men were astonished with what they had just seen.
Just then, out of the woods came a farmer who spotted the two men and ambled over to them.
“Hey”, he said to them, “did you two guys seen my goat out here?”
“You bet we did!” Seamus said. “Craziest thing I have ever seen. It came running like crazy and just jumped into this hole!”
“Nah”, said the farmer, “that couldn’t have been MY goat. My goat was chained to a railway sleeper”.
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