William Tell

My granddaughter went upstate today to Warwick to go apple picking.  The apple has played a prominent role in my life.  It was what William Tell had to shoot off his son’s head with a crossbow at an archduke’s behest, giving every Swiss Army recruit the goal of being a marksman since that time.  I think the whole incident is incredible, for though the crossbow can be more accurate than a conventional hunting bow, it still leaves much to chance.

History relies to some extent on legend, and since the apple incident occurred before 1315, supposedly, we give it less credence than Pearl Harbor.  Although I declined to major in history, it still has some interesting stories.

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