> > It was autumn, and the Indians on the remote
> reservation asked their new Chief if the winter was
> going to be cold or mild.
> > Since he was an Indian Chief in a modern society, he
> had never been taught the old secrets, and when he
> looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the weather was
> going to be. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he
> replied to his tribe that the winter was indeed going to
> be cold and that the members of the village should
> collect wood to be prepared.
> > But also being a practical leader, after several days
> he got an idea.
> > He went to the phone booth, called the National
> Weather Service and asked, "Is the coming winter going
> to be cold?"
> > "It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold
> > indeed," the meteorologist at the weather service
> > responded.
> > So the Chief went back to his people and told them to
> > collect even more wood in order to be prepared.
> > A week later, he called the National Weather Service
> again. "Is it going to be a very cold winter?"
> > "Yes," the man at National Weather Service again
> replied, "it's definitely going to be a very cold
> > The Chief again went back to his people and ordered
> them to collect every scrap of wood they could find.
> > Two weeks later, he called the National Weather
> Service again. "Are you absolutely sure that the winter
> is going to be very cold.
> > "Absolutely," the man replied. "It's going to be one
> of the coldest winters ever."
> > "How can you be so sure?" the Chief asked.
> > The weatherman replied, "The Indians are collecting
> wood like crazy."
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