Happy Columbus Day!

Columbus Egg

Once Columbus was invited to a banquet where he was assigned the most honorable place at the table and served with the ceremonials which were observed towards sovereigns. A shallow courtier present, who was meanly jealous of him, abruptly asked him whether he thought that in case he had not discovered the Indies, there were not other men in Spain who would have been capable of the enterprise? Columbus made no reply, but took an egg and invited the company to make it stand on end. They all attempted it, but in vain; whereupon he struck it upon the table so as to break one end, and left it standing on the broken part, illustrating that when he had once shown the way to the new world, nothing was easier than to follow it.
(Joseph Smith, History of the Church, vol. 5, p. 402)

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