The Bandito's Choice
Once there was a bandit in Mexico; a very wicked man who, whenever he attacked and robbed a village with his gang would order one of the village peasants to kneel before him in the dust and make a terrible choice.
Drawing his silver handled pistols from his holsters he would say to them, "One of these pistols is loaded; the other is not. Choose one".
And whichever pistol the peasant chose, the bandit chief would press that gun against their head and if they chose the gun that was not loaded it would click harmlessly against their ear and they could sigh with relief but if they picked the wrong gun then they were shot through the head and killed.
One day, however, that game backfired upon the bandit.
You see one day the bandit picked a young boy to play his game with and the boys father, thinking that the bandit had gone too far, took out a gun that he had been hiding under his clothes.
Instinctively the bandit chief raised his gun to shoot the boys father but, unfortunately, it was the gun that was not loaded and so the father was able to shoot and kill him.
I would like to say that the boys father lived but unfortunately, as soon as he killed the bandit chief, his gang ruthlessly shot the man down but atleast the boy lived, which is what the father wanted, and furthermore the bandit chief, as evil a man as there ever was, recieved the justice he deserved.