“Thank you, thank you, thank you!” the man, filled with jubilation, exclaimed.
Hi left hand was missing. It had been the hand with the finger that his golden ring had been stuck on. He had not been able to remove this ring for his master, who really wanted it. The master, being very resourceful, had just taken off the whole hand and passed it to his jeweler to use the gold from that ring for something he might want soon.
“Thank you,” cheered the man again in devotion, “so I may serve you with my right hand to the fullest of my abilities!”
And in reverence for the master he turned to his fellow-men and proclaimed:
“Rejoice, because we are free and brave!”
(little piece of trivia: the Boston tea party occurred over a tax of 10%)