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Truth and the Traveler

by Ed Halpaus
Grand Lodge Education Officer
Grand Lodge of A. F. & A. M. of Minnesota


I like Aesopís Fables, and when I was reading in them a while back I came across a couple that might be considered to have a Masonic flavor. I think they contain truth in an interesting way, which is what Masonry also has in its allegories and thatís why they might sound familiar to a Mason.

Truth and the Traveler
 
A WAYFARING MAN, traveling in the desert, met a woman standing alone and terribly dejected.

He inquired of her, "Who art thou?"

"My name is Truth," she replied.

"And for what cause," he asked, "have you left the city to dwell alone here in the wilderness?"

She made answer: "Because in former times, falsehood was with few, but is now with all men."
 
 
The Manslayer
 
A MAN committed a murder, and was pursued by the relations of the man whom he murdered.

On his reaching the river Nile he saw a lion on its bank and being fearfully afraid, climbed up a tree.

He found a serpent in the upper branches of the tree, and again being greatly alarmed, he threw himself into the river, where a crocodile caught him and ate him.

Thus the earth, the air, and the water alike refused shelter to a murderer.

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