So for my Writing class we had to write an essay in regards to a book, a long way gone written by Ishmael Beah. In a nutshell the book was about the early life of the author in Sierra Leone. How he had to flee his village at the age of twelve, watch rebels slaughter families and the world around him descend into violence. More regarding this book can be found here since I'd butcher trying to explain it. However, what we had to work on was the riddle presented at the end of the book by a tribal elder to the author when he was about seven. It goes as follows... "There was a hunter who went into the bush to kill a monkey. He had looked for only a few minutes when he saw a monkey sitting comfortably in the branch of a low tree. The monkey didn't pay him any attention, not even when his footsteps on the dried leaves rose and fell as he neared. When he was close enough behind a tree where he could clearly see the monkey, he raised his rifle and aimed. Just when he was about to pull the trigger, the monkey spoke: 'If you shoot me, your mother will die, and if you don't your father will die.' The monkey resumed its position, chewing its food, and every so often scratched its head or the side of its belly. "What would you do if you were the hunter?" Now remember this is assuming that you've already raised your gun and have to make a decision, so cha’ cannot say that cha’ wouldn't have gone hunting in the first place. I'm kinda curious of how cha' members of Iwaku would respond to this. In all serious truth, what would you do in this dilemma? What decision would you come to, why?