On a moonless night, a distant glint of light flickered in a lonely house. Thick, grey clouds carpeted the skies; deafening silence reigned. The night was horribly calm.
An act so grotesque, that no man has ever dared to; nor will ever dare to, was done.
A man was sitting by a bed, immersed in deep thought. An idea struck him.
He climbed onto a chair, and busied himself, in tying a chord to an iron bar, of the roof's frame, as if, to hang something. Agony was etched all over his face.
He paused and was again lost in thoughts. A tiny pearl, which for long, he tried to conceal, slipped from his eye. He couldn't bear it anymore. Eftsoons, he jumped....
The most spine-chilling cry was heard. His lady rushed into the dreadful room. The sight she beheld, left her petrified.
There, on the floor, lay stretched her husband, with blood oozing from his mouth... and above him, dangling by the chord he had fastened, a TOOTH!!!!!
He was immediately rushed to the hospital; and with God's grace, still lives- to tell the tale of the dangling tooth...
What was it that prompted him to pull out his tooth, in so strange a fashion?
Was it the unbearable toothache, that had persisted for so long, or the unwillingness to spend a few shillings on a matter so trivial?
Anyway, it was a terrible price that he had to pay for a crazy thought: a broken jaw and an empty pocket....