TOM, THE WONDER BOY
Tom was a very intelligent boy. One day, his father took to the house of a rich and powerful friend of his. Tom's father told his friend, "He's a prodigy. I've never come across a boy more intelligent than him. He has answer for everything."
The friend was a snob and considered himself to be the most intelligent person in the whole country. Glancing at Tom, he said, "He doesnât seem to be intelligent. In any case, the more intelligent a boy is the duffer he becomes as a man."
At this, Tom innocently said, "If this is true then, as a boy you must have been even more intelligent than I am."