Terrible Story #3
One of the places that Methos took Alexa on their world tour was to the heart of Africa.While on safari, they wandered away from the beaten track and encountered a group of friendly natives. They were enchanted with the local customs and were just in time for a religious festival.
The natives had erected a makeshift altar and one of them was appointed to care for it, keep it clean and ensure that only appropriate offerings were placed upon it.
To single him out from the others, he was adorned with colorful bladders taken from various animals that were inflated with air making him appear like a balloon man. All the children loved to dance around him.
During the festival, it was necessary to place certain fresh flowers on the altar daily. These were only found on the opposite shore of a very deep, swiftly flowing river. It was considered a high honor to bring these flowers over for placement on the altar. Many lives were lost when young men dove into the river and drowned before they reached the other side.
The native assigned to care for the altar was infuriated at this usurpation of his duties. He insisted that this distinction belonged to him and him alone. He even showed proof that the gods had chosen him for the honor and anyone trying to usurp his place would die in the river.
How did he demonstrate this?
Okay, here we go....
Figure it out yet?????
He jumped in the river and demonstrated that the altar native is unsinkable.