The Silver Key

 

 

There was a traveler going to a distant town. When he reached the town it was almost midnight. He came to an inn but it locked from the inside. He knocked at the door. “Who are you?” asked a voice from inside the inn. “What do you want? The door cannot be unlocked at such an odd hour”. The traveler needed rest, food and shelter. He said, “Please, innkeeper, unlock the door. See, how cold outside!”

 

“It’s a strange lock and can be opened only with a silver key,” replied the innkeeper. The traveler passed a silver coin through a slit in the door, got the door unlocked and entered into the inn.

“I have left one of my two bags outside,” said the traveler. “Will you please bring it in?”

No sooner had the innkeeper gone out than traveler locked the door from inside. The greedy innkeeper was now shut out. He requested the traveler to unlock the door. “I’m helpless,” replied the traveler. “It’s a strange lock. It can be opened only with a silver key. The innkeeper was obliged to push through the slit a silver coin. The traveler got back his rupee and unlocked the door.

The Fly and the Bull

 

 

There was once a little fly who thought he was very important. He felt proud of himself. One sunny morning, he flew around looking for someone to talk to. He saw a bull grazing in a field. He decided to fly down to talk to him.

The little fly flew down and buzzed around the bull’s head. The bull did not bother him. He went on chewing grass.

The fly then buzzed right inside the bull’s ear. The bull continued chewing grass. The fly thought, “What a stupid animal!”

Now, the fly decided to land on the bull’s horns to make the bull notice him. He waited for the bull to say something but the bull kept quiet.

The fly then shouted angrily, “Oh, Bull, if you find that I am too heavy for you, let me know and I’ll fly away!”.

The bull laughed and said, “Little fly, I don’t care if you stay or leave. You are so tiny and that your weight does not make any difference to me, so please be quiet and leave me alone. ”

The Life of Richard Mann

Richard Mann’s father is an architect and his mother is a dress designer. His mother had been a great influence in his life. From his young days his mother took him to and from school. She always told him that he must go to a university so Richard studied and passed all his exams. He got a place in Cambridge University. His mother selected a course in Computer Studies for him. She told him that computer was going to be the most important equipment in business.

After one term, Richard was unhappy. He was doing badly. He dropped out and went to work with a gardener he worked as a laborer, digging and planting.

Richard enjoyed watching the plants grow and do well. He decided that he was going to work with plants. He went back to the university and studied Agricultural Science. Today Richard Mann is a landscape gardener and a tree surgeon. He is doing a job that he loves. Not only does he design  the landscape. He specializes in planting full grown trees.