Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
October 2022
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Smart Kid

A grandfather is telling his grandson war stories.

“At the end of World War One, I was awarded for my bravery after saving a group of my men,” the grandfather says. “You see, we were fighting in northern France and one of our enemies threw a grenade at us. I managed to pick it up and throw it away before it exploded. So right after the war ended, a General gave me a sword, engraved with the words ‘Awarded for Bravery and Valor, A True Hero, World War I’.”

The grandson thinks about the story for a minute and then says “Grandpa, that story can’t be true!” How did the grandson know?

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  • Ryver

    The “Awarded for Bravery and Valor, A True Hero, World War I” gave it away. World War I was just simply known as the World War and it didn’t have its numerical title until or after the 2nd World War. Thus, it’s a fake.

  • Boesner

    I remember this riddle before. You are today’s winner!
    (Don’t know where riddle dude is, so Ill help him out)

  • Dude

    Correct Ryver, you are today’s winner.

  • Mark Williams

    The General wouldn’t have known that it was “World War I” when he engraved the sword