Artist Unknown
I went to the Owl because I heard he had THE ANSWER.

I found him at home, and it seemed to me that he,

sitting silent in utmost concentration, must indeed have


"It is said," I spoke, "that you alone have THE ANSWER."

The Owl replied, "My friend, as much as is said of me is true."

And so I asked the Owl THE QUESTION.

He answered me carefully, and with infinite patience,

"You must find out for yourself."

Thinking I had been deceived, I spoke angrily.

"Did I need the Owl to tell me I must think for myself?"

But, my friend," the Owl replied, "THAT IS THE ANSWER."