The story beautifully juxtaposes the appearance versus truth and pride versus selfishness. In the end, with the sale of the statue, a story and its fabled history are sold just to corral some monetary benefits.
The traditions and honour that was enshrined into the story behind the statue were ultimately dishonoured to salvage the survivor of a man of greed, vice and self-indulgence (Alex).
On the flipside, the tale also celebrates the history, customs and traditions. It elicits regard towards culture and art and honour. This story is part of Archer’s collection called ‘A Quiver Full of Arrows’.
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