"I won competitions everywhere I went!" the athlete boasted. "On the island of Rhodes, for example, I took first prize in every sport. Wrestling, boxing, running, throwing the discus, I excelled in everything, but my best event was the long jump."
"Really?" said someone in the crowd.
"Indeed!" said the man. "I set a record for the long jump in Rhodes. Ask anyone there; they'll tell you."
Someone in the crowd shouted, "Let's pretend we're in Rhodes right now, and you show us how you jumped!"
Inspired by: Mille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 974 in the book, which is Perry 33.
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