Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
June 2024

Champion Archer

A king and his retinue were passing through a wooded area for a hunting expedition when he noticed something very strange! More than 30 trees were marked with targets consisting of five evenly spaced concentric rings, and each was shot with a single arrow exactly at the center of the smallest ring.
No shot was off, each was perfect. All were shot exactly at the hub of the center ring.
The king proclaimed, “the man who shot these arrows is truly a brilliant toxophilite!”
Just then, a ten year old boy came across holding a bow in his hand. He said, “Your Majesty, I shot at these trees form varying distances ranging from 20 to 30 feet…but I am actually a very bad bowman.” He was telling the truth, but how was he able to perfectly shoot all the targets without missing a single bull’s-eye?


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3 guesses to Champion Archer

  • he shot the arrows then made the circles around the arrow, so he always had a bulseye.

  • Dude

    Well Carole, that is exactly what he did!

    The young man shot arrows in to the trees all over the forest, and then he went and drew a bulls eye around each and every one of them.

    You are today’s winner.

  • Eric Michaels

    The child simply shot the arrows first, the painted the rings.