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Q. Isn’t the lamp fire? A. Once upon a

Q. Isn’t the lamp fire?

A. Once upon a time there lived a couple whose only son was away for his job in the city. One day their son came back late at night and his mother was going to cook for him. However, she happened not to have any fire lit in the fireplace. She had to ask her husband to get some embers from one of their neighbours because at that time people had no matches and had to keep their fire alive 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for cooking and heating.

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So, her husband went to his next-door neighbour for embers while carrying a lamp. When he asked his neighbour for fire, his neighbour said to him with a curious look on his face, “What are you talking about? Why do you ask me for fire while holding it in your hand? Isn’t the lamp fire?”

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