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I Remember That Story... Maybe... Maybe NOT

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I Remember That Story... Maybe... Maybe NOT!

Boy with finger in the dike.

While looking through my clip art collection I noticed this gem.

I thought I could write a good paragraph about it and ask what act have you done that could be compared to the boy who put his finger in the leaking dike. Then I realized I really don't remember the story at all.

I've put together this quiz for you about the story.

1) The story is inside of a more well know story, what is the name of it?

2) Who was the author of the story?

3) The boy in the sub-story is never identified BUT what is the names of the boy and girl in the main story?

4) Although the boy in the sub-story is not named he is identified as...?

Answers below.

As far as the question I was going for originally: "What act have you done that could be compared to the boy who put his finger in the leaking dike?" The only thing I could come up with for myself is almost embarrassing. Our neighborhood had a long history of City sewer back-ups that the City seemed content to ignore until I focused on it to the point it made two front page stories in our paper and it couldn't be ignored any more (no Alan May , I didn't put my finger in it... just a drain stopper).

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1) Hans Brinker; or, the Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland

2) Mary Mapes Dodge

3) Hans Brinker and Gretel

4) "The Hero of Haarlem"

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Comment balloon 8 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • November 13 2015 11:45AM

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who, me?  If you remember, it's the story of the little dutch boy who put his finger in the dyke.  Hans Briker, of course, is the little Dutch boy.... and he didn't know Gretel.

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty) over 4 years ago

I had no idea of what the answers to these questions

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 4 years ago

I would not have gotten a single one right myself William Feela but who hasn't heard of the Dutch boy who saved the town by putting his finer in the leaking dike?

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 4 years ago

OK, so I didn't know any of the answers to the questions.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 4 years ago

Bob

Your questions get the better of me.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

I do remember the story that was told in elementary school of the boy who put his finger in the dyke to stop the leak but very vaguely Bob.

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) over 4 years ago

At least I knew Hans Brinker because it's a story my mother used to read to me when I was a kid.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 4 years ago

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents you and Alan May are the winners of this quiz with one correct answer! Congratulations.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 4 years ago

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