The unknown origins of this story tells of a farmer who used an old horse to help plough his fields.
One day, the horse escaped and galloped off. When the farmer’s neighbors sympathized with the man over the bad news, the farmer replied, “Good? or Bad? Who Knows?”
A week later, the horse returned with a herd of horses! This time the neighbors congratulated the farmer on this good news. He replied, “Good? or Bad? Who knows?
Then when the farmer’s son was attempting to tame one of the wild horses, he fell off the horse’s back and broke his leg. Everyone thought this was very bad news. The farmer’s reaction, “Good? or Bad? Who knows?
Some weeks later, the army marched into the village requiring every able-bodied youth they found to enlist. When they saw the farmer’s son with this broken leg, they let him off.
Good? Bad? Who knows?