The Stone Carver Plead: A Short Story

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On the last day they are together alive on earth, another such row between the brothers explodes, and this time quite fierce. He positions himself between them and reminds them they are brothers, but they are out of their wits, yelling at the top of their lungs over him. He gazes at one, and then to the other; but then as if in a delirium, thinks they are not shouting at one another, but both are actually laughing at him. "Stop, stop...! Stop mocking me!" The stone carver pleads. They are making sport of me because they know I can't solve the puzzle they have presented me with. He leaps from the wagon, pauses a second to fix his eyes on the two brothers who are now sober, and equally stunned by the behavior of their friend. Tragically, as

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