A Canadian settler


A Canadian settler, circa 1853, cuts wood for the winter.

An Indian passes:
– Tell me, Indian, will it be cold this winter?
– Harsh winter!

So the settler cuts more wood.

The next day, the Indian comes back:
– Tell me, Indian, will it really be cold this winter?
– VERY harsh winter!

The settler cuts wood.

A week later, the Indian comes back.
– But, will the winter really be very harsh?
– VERY VERY harsh winter.

– But how do you know?
– Old Indian proverb says: “When a white man cuts wood, winter will be harsh. »