The Count and the HeadsmanA count was arrested for treason and sentenced to death by beheading. The king offered him life without parole if he confessed. The count refused so the execution was scheduled. As the headsman swung the ax and the blade was about to fall, the count yelled "WAIT! WAIT! I'LL TALK". But it was too late. The ax fell. And the moral of the story is: Never hatchet your counts before they chicken.