Joe had an accident and a few weks after it he decided to make the trucking
company responsible for the accident. So he applied to the court.
of the trucking company was questionin Joe:
at the scene of the accident that you werefine, didn’t you? "
said the farmer melanchollically. "It was like this: I just loaded my favourite
horse Betsieinto the…”
ask you for details,” interrupted the lawyer.” "Answer my question: did you not
say on your own free will that you were qiote OK?”
the farmer. My Betsie and I were peacefully trotting down the road, when…”
Judge? I am trying to establish the fact that at the sceneof the accident this
man told the Highway Patrolman that he was fine. And several weeks afetr the
accident he is trying to sue my client. Tell him to answer my question please,
otherwise this is a fraud.”
judge was interested in the story of the farmer and told him to continue.
said the farmer. "As I was saying, we were moving down the road, my Betsie and
I, when the trailer ran the stop sign and pushed my truck right off the road. I
was thrown into the ditch on side of the road, and my horse — into the other. I
was hurt very bad and cuoldn’t move. However, I could hear my horse Btsie
groaning across the road.
Highway Patrolman came on the scene. He ehard my horse groaning and went over
to her. After he looked at her, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes.
Patrolman came over to me with his gun in his hand and lookedat me.
He said: "Your
horse was in a bad shape. I had to shoot her. And how are you feeling?”