A slave was once sent by his master on an errand that did not suit him. He did not want to go, but he went as his master commanded him.
When he came to a river, he turned back, and said, “Master, I came to a river, and I could not swim across it.”
“Well, was there not a ferry boat to take you across?”
“Yes, there was a ferry boat but the man that manned the boat was on the other side.”
“Well,” said the master, “ did you call to the ferry man to come and take you across?