Podcast #104 A Deep Story

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There were these two guys out hiking. They came upon an old, abandoned mine shaft. They were curious about its depth. One of them threw in a pebble. They waited for the sound of it striking the bottom. But they heard nothing.

They went and got a bigger rock. They threw it in and waited. Still nothing.

They searched the area for something larger. They came upon a rusty old wheelbarrow. The two men carried it to the opening. They threw it in.

Suddenly a goat darted between them and leaped into the hole! The guys were astonished at the goat’s actions.

A man walked up to them. He asked them if they had seen a goat. They said that one had just jumped into the mine shaft.

The man replied, “Oh no. That couldn’t be my goat. Mine was tied to an old wheelbarrow.”

There were these two guys out hiking.
Two men went out hiking.

They came upon an old abandoned mine shaft.
They came to an old abandoned mine shaft.

They were curious about its depth.
They wondered how deep it was.

One of them threw in a pebble.
One of the them dropped in a little stone.

They waited for the sound of it striking the bottom.
They waited to hear it hitting the bottom.

But they heard nothing.
But they didn’t hear anything.

They went and got a bigger rock.
They went and found a bigger rock.

They threw it in and waited.
In it went and they waited.

Still nothing.
Still no sound.

They searched the area for something larger.
They looked around for something bigger.

They came upon a rusty old wheelbarrow.
They found an old rusted wheelbarrow.

The two men carried it to the opening.
The two men hauled it to the opening.

They threw it in.
They heaved it in.

Suddenly a goat darted between them…
Suddenly a goat quickly ran between them…

…and leaped into the hole!
…and jumped into the hole!

The guys were astonished at the goat’s actions.
The men were amazed at what the goat did.

A man walked up to them.
A man came up to them.

He asked them if they had seen a goat.
He inquired if they had seen a goat.

They said that one had just jumped into the mine shaft.
They said that one had just leaped into the mine shaft.

The man replied, …
The man responded,…

“Oh no. That couldn’t be my goat.
“Oh, there’s no way that’s my goat.

Mine was tied to an old wheelbarrow.”
My goat was tied up to an old wheelbarrow.”

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