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May 24, 2020

Story of the Day: A Man Was Going to the Market with His Donkey

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A man is who has lost his donkey and earnings is convinced that a young boy has stolen them from him.

It's easy to make a snap judgment about someone, but it is also important to remember that people are not always what they seem.

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 While on his way to the market with his donkey and two sacks of wheat, a man got tired and decided that he would take a nap under a tree.

Afterwards, he woke up rested, but to his horror, his donkey was missing and frantically, he started to look everywhere.

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Eventually, he came across a young boy, desperately asking him if he had seen his donkey.

The boy seemed to think for a few minutes, before looking back at the man and asking him,

 "Is the donkeys left eye blind, his right foot lame and is he carrying a load of wheat?"

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Ecstatic, the man confirmed that the boy was describing his donkey, and asked him where it was.

However, shrugging his shoulders, the boy simply replied, "I haven't seen it." Angrily, the man grabbed the boy and dragged him to the village chief for punishments.

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While there, the judge asked the boy how he was able to describe the donkey, despite not seeing it.  He replied,

"I saw the tracks of a donkey, and the right and left tracks were different; from this, I understood that the donkey that passed was limping. "

He added, "and the grass on the right side of the road was eaten, but the grass on the left was not. From that, I understood that his left eye was blind."

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 The boy concluded that he knew about the wheat as there were seeds scattered on the ground, meaning that it was carrying the sacks.

 The judge realized that the boy had not stolen the donkey, but was just very intelligent and told the man to forgive the boy.

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 The moral of this lesson is that you should not be so quick to judge the people around you.

 What do you think of the story? Should the man have been so quick to jump to conclusions about the boy?

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