From our Humor Department:
The central square of Kartoum has a equestrian statue of General Charles George Gordon who died heroically defending the city from Muslim fanatics, the Mahdi in 1885. These were days when the sun never set on the British Empire. After the city was reconquered, a British father proudly showed his son Gordon’s famous statue.
The boy loved the statue. Every day he came out to admire it. His father was so proud that the glory of the Empire was being appreciated by the son.
When they left on the freighter down the river to Egypt, the boy told his father that there was one thing about the statue that bothered him. “What is it, son?”
“Who is that silly man who sits on Gordon?”
This is a fictional story about General Gordon. The person and the statue is real.