Professor Dinwiddie, a retired professor of Sociology, traveled to Africa, He was in the deepest part searching for whatever he could find of interest. Suddenly, he came to a clearing, and area of apparent habitation by a tribe of some sort. So, he entered, and was greeted by the chief of the tribe, who said, (in English) “Welcome Stranger.”
“How have your learned to speak English?” asked the professor.
“Well, an American army officer came here and stayed to help us, and he taught us all English.”
“Well, that’s interesting. Is he still living here?”
“Yes,” answered the chief, “but, he’s teaching right now. I’ll get someone to bring Col. Williams here to meet you.”
After a short while, the runner returned with Col. Williams, who happened to be wearing his army uniform, bedecked with ribbons and medals, but the man was only 2 and 1/2 feet tall.
When introduced, Professor Dinwiddie was taken aback by his short stature, but, instead thanked him for his work with the tribe, but then asked, “Were you this short in the U.S. Army?”
“No,” answered Col. Williams, “:I was about 6 feet tall.”
At this point the Tribal Chief interrupted, and said to the Col., “This might be a good time, Col. Williams, to tell the kind professor what happened when you told the Witch doctor that he was a fake.”