The Boasting(吹嘘) Traveler

A man who had travelled in foreign lands boasted of(吹嘘) the many wonderful and heroic things he had done in the different places he had visited.

He said that when he was in Rhodes, he had jumped so far that no man at that time could jump nearly as far.

He also said that many people saw him do it, and he could call them as witnesses(目击者).

One of the listeners said, “Now, if this be all true, there is no need for witnesses(目击者). Let’s pretends() this is Rhodes–now do your jump!”

MORAL: Stop a boaster(吹牛的人) by putting his words to the test(检验).