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The Leash Goes Slack

Robert, an experienced sky diver, was readying himself for a jump when he spotted another man outfitted to dive wearing dark glasses, carrying a white cane and holding a seeing-eye dog by a leash. Shocked that the blind man was also going to jump, Robert struck up a conversation, expressing his admiration for the man’s courage. Then curious, he asked, “How do you know when the ground is getting close?”

“Easy,” the blind man replied. “The leash goes slack.”

Contributed by Taylor Yu Zhong, Reader’s Digest, July, 1996, p. 66