The king made a banquet and ordered his clever slave to serve the best food that money could buy. 


The main food at the meal was tongue... all kinds of tongue cooked in all kinds of ways. 


All the side dishes and even dessert were also tongue... When the king objected, the slave said: "My Lord, what excels the tongue? It is the channel of wisdom and learning. By it we make speeches and carry out business. By it great personas are made known. 


With our tongue we speak even to God.. King, there is nothing equal to the tongue." The king all the guests were astounded to hear all this wit and wisdom come from the slave. 


The next day the king threw another banquet. The same guests came back. This time the king ordered the slave to serve the worst kind of meat he could find. Again, he served tongue - and only tongue. 


When the king began to scold the slave over this, he answered: "My Lord, can there be anything worse than the tongue? Treasons, deaths, violence, injustices, fraud, murder, wars - all are debated and decided by the tongue. 


The tongue ruins empires and countries, peoples and families. What is worse than the tongue?"


What does the slave serve your tongue?



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