Cut The Rope - Saved His Own Life
( Originally Published 1902 )
IN the Alps, Professor Kotula and his brother, were once making the ascent, tied together, but without a guide. The professor, when trying to cross a fissure in the glacier, fell in. The other had only the alternative of falling after his brother and thus sacrificing both lives, or of freeing himself by cutting the rope. He chose the latter course, and the professor was drowned in the torrent below.
It is terrible to have to choose between two courses, either of which leads to sorrow and despair. It is wise to choose while there is yet time, between the course that leads to honor and the course that leads to destruction.