Larry Trapani 3/4/2011 3:48 AM The Story of Insurance One night in ancient times, three horseman were riding across the dry bed of a river. Out of the darkness a voice shouted “HALT”..whereupon they did. The voice then said, “Dismount and gather rocks from the ground and put them in your pockets.” They did as instructed and the voice said, “You have done as I commanded. Tomorrow you will be both glad and sorry.” Puzzled the horsemen rode on. The next morning they found that the rocks they had collected had transformed into diamonds and rubies and they remembered the warning the voice said to them. They were indeed both glad and sorry. Glad they had taken some and sorry they had not taken more…..And this is the story of insurance.