…over their heads. And shoulders…

You can't pour out enough to repay the debt to kindly parents.

You can’t pour out enough to repay the debt to kindly parents.

Section 55 is minding the gap

Vernon turned his attention to a heated discussion between Toby and Archie at the back of the room.

“…listen, it says here ‘We may carry our mother on one shoulder, and our father on the other, and look after them for a hundred years… we will still be in debt to them.” Toby looked intensely puzzled. “Well that’s not right is it? If we looked after them they’d be in our debt wouldn’t they?”

“Don’t be dense Toby. You can’t look after your parents for a hundred years any more than you can carry them both on your shoulders. Anyway, let’s say you look after your parents, they’d die soon enough and you’d inherit their shares and stuff. This Buddhist poetry is obviously nonsense.”

Its not a novel idea this gratitude thing but its still on The Novel page

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