Aesop’s Fable

There was once an old man carrying a heavy burden who cried out, “Death, please come and take me quickly for I am so weary of my toil!”

The hooded skeleton known as the Grim Reaper came out of the shadows and said, “You called me, Pilgrim?”

The startled man said, “Uh, why yes.  I was wondering if you might help carry this burden for me.”