Excerpt from Household Tales, by Brothers Grimm, specifically story 152, The Shepherd Boy. A king had heard of a shepherd boy famous for his wisdom. The king promises to adopt the the shepherd boy if he can answer three questions. Two questions have been asked, but what of the third...
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narrated by chris Fong household tales by brothers Grimm the shepherd boy, the king said. The 3rd question is, How many seconds of time are there in eternity, then? Said the shepherd boy. In lower Pomerania is the Diamond Mountain, Which is two miles and a half high, two miles and a half wide and two miles and a half in depth every 100 years A little bird comes and sharpens its beak on it, and when the whole mountain is worn away by this, then the 1st 2nd of eternity will be over. The king said Thou hast answered the three questions like a wise man, and shall henceforth dwell with me and my royal palace, and I will regard the as my own child.