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Explain the quote from "Blood Relations": "Brothers and sisters have I none, but that man's father is my father's son." Who is "that man"?

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This is an old brain teaser. The full question is:
A man is looking at a photograph of someone. His friend asks who it is. The man replies, 'Brothers and sisters, I have none. But that man's father is my father's son'. Who is in the photograph?
Answer: the man's son

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"That man" is the speaker himself.  No brothers and sisters, but the father of that man is my father's son.  He is looking at himself...in a mirror, perhaps.

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