Don’t be Selfish!!!


Don’t Burn Yourself in the Flames of Selfishness!!!

A couple, whom we shall call John and Mary, had a nice home and two lovely children, a boy and a girl. John had a good job and had just been asked to go on a business trip to another city and would be gone for several days.

It was decided that Mary needed an outing and would go along too. They hired a reliable woman to care for the children and made the trip, returning home a little earlier than they had planned. As they drove into their home town feeling glad to be back, they noticed smoke, and they went off their usual route to see what it was.

They found a home in flames. Mary said, “Oh well it isn’t our fire, let’s go home.” But John drove closer and exclaimed, “That home belongs to Fred Jones who works at the plant. He wouldn’t be off work yet, maybe there is something we could do.”

 ”It has nothing to do with us.” Said protested Mary. “You have your good clothes on lets not get any closer.” But John drove up and stopped and they were both horror stricken to see the whole house in flames. A woman on the lawn was in hysterics screaming, “

The children! Get the children!” John grabbed her by the shoulder saying, “Get a hold of yourself and tell us where the children are!”

“In the basement,” sobbed the woman, “down the hall and to the left.”

In spite of Mary’s protests John grabbed the water hose and soaked his clothes, put his wet handkerchief on his head and bolted for the basement which was full of smoke and scorching hot. He found the door and grabbed two children, holding one under each arm like the football player he was.

As he left he could hear some more whimpering. He delivered the two badly frightened and nearly suffocated children into waiting arms and filled his lungs with fresh air and started back asking how many more children were down there.

They told him two more and Mary grabbed his arm and screamed,

“John! Don’t go back! It’s suicide! That house will cave in any second!”

But he shook her off and went back by feeling his way down the smoke filled hallway and into the room.

It seemed an eternity before he found both children and started back. They were all three coughing and he stooped low to get what available air he could.

As he stumbled up the endless steps the thought went through his mind that there was something strangely familiar about the little bodies clinging to him, and at last when they came out into the sunlight and fresh air, he found that he had just rescued his own children.

The baby-sitter had left them at this home while she did some shopping.

Urs,

SRK

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The Selfish Man!!!


THE SELFISH MAN

 

Once upon a time, there was a selfish man. He liked everything to be his own.

 

He could not share his belongings with anyone, not even his friends or the poor.

 

One day, the man lost thirty gold coins. He went to his friend’s house and told him how he lost his gold coins.

 

His friend was a kind man.

 

As his friend’s daughter was coming from an errand she found thirty gold coins, when she arrived home, she told her father what she had found.

 

The girl’s father told her that the gold coins belong to his friend and he sent for him.

 

When the selfish man arrived, he told him how his daughter had found his thirty gold coins and handed then to him.

 

After counting the gold coins the man said that ten of them was missing and had been taken by the girl as he had forty gold coins.

 

He further commented that he will recover the remaining amount from him.

 

But the girl’s father refused.

 

The man left the gold coins and went to the court and informed the judge there about what had taken place between him and the girl’s father.

 

The judge sent for the girl and her father, and when they arrived asked the girl how many gold coins she found.

 

She replied thirty gold coins. The Judge that asked the selfish man how many gold coins he loosed and he answered forty gold coins.

 

The judge then told the man that the gold coins did not belong to him because the girl found thirty and not forty as he claimed to have lost and then told the girl to take the gold coins and that if anybody is looking for them he will send for the girl.

 

The judge told the man that if anybody reports that they have found forty gold coins he will send for him.

 

It was then that the man confessed that he lied and that he lost thirty gold coins but the judge did not listen to him.

 

This story teaches us to be always honest as dishonest never pays.

 

Cheers,

 

SRK