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The Occupied Village

An old man lived a quiet simple life until one day his village was taken over by Nazi occupation forces. A storm trooper dragged him into the street and said, “From now on, you will let me live in your house, and every day you will serve my meals, make my bed, and shine my boots. Otherwise I will kill you. Will you do as you’re told?” The old man did not answer.
For two years he served meals, shined shoes, made beds and obeyed every order with one exception – he would not say a word.
Then one day the allied armies liberated the village. As they dragged the soldier from the cottage, the old man took a deep breath and finally answered the question: “No!”

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