The Old Man

The Old Man

There was a poor old man who has a young boy and a beautiful white horse. Everybody in the town admires the horse. The king offered him a big amount of money to buy the horse but he said to him; “STOP! This horse is neither just an animal nor a product for sale but a person and A GREAT FRIEND to me!” One day, one morning, the horse disappeared from the stable into thin air. The villagers gathered and jeered at him saying; oh foolish old man, you refused to sell the horse at a bigger price but now tell us, of what benefit is it to you now? But he said, “STOP! Do not say that the horse was stolen but is not in the stable. You don’t know if it is my misfortune or a blessing to me!” After 15 days, the horse came back with nine beautiful wild horses. The villagers again came and said; “Wow! You are right! It was a blessing indeed to you.” But the old man said; “STOP! You do not know if the homecoming with wild horses are plague or blessing to me!” The old man’s boy started to raise the 10 horses but one very bad day, the son fall from one of the horses and broke his two legs.

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