The White Elephant

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A “White Elephant” dates back to the ancient kings of Siam who wanted to punish courtiers without actually appearing to do so. Their ploy was to give the offender a rare albino elephant, knowing that it was an offer which dare not be refused. The poor man was therefore left with something he didn’t want and couldn’t afford to keep.

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