Newfoundland Farmer

A Newfoundland farmer named Angus had a car accident.

He was hit by a truck owned by the Eversweet Company.

In court, the Eversweet Company’s hot-shot lawyer was questioning Angus.

“Didn’t you say to the police at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine?’ asked the lawyer.

Angus responded:  ‘Well, I’ll tell you what happened.  I had just loaded my favorite cow, Bessie, into the…’

‘I didn’t ask for any details’, the lawyer interrupted.  ‘Just answer the question.

Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine!?’

Angus said, ‘Well, I had just got Bessie into the trailer and I was driving down the road…’

The lawyer interrupted again and said, ‘Your Honor, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the police on the scene that he was fine.  Now several weeks after the accident, he is trying to sue my client.  I believe he is a fraud.  Please tell him to simply answer the question.’

By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Angus’ answer and said to the lawyer:  I’d like to hear what he has to say about his favorite cow, Bessie.’

Angus thanked the Judge and proceeded.

‘Well as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie, my favorite cow, into the trailer and was driving her down the road when this huge Eversweet truck and trailer came through a stop sign and hit my trailer right in the side. I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into the other.  I was hurt, very bad like, and didn’t want to move.  However, I could hear old Bessie moaning and groaning.  I knew she was in terrible pain just by her groans.

Shortly after the accident, a policeman on a motorbike turned up.  He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he went over to her.  After he looked at her, and saw her condition, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes.

Then the policeman came across the road, gun still in hand, looked at me, and said, ‘How are you feeling?’

‘Now what would you say?’

 

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