Working for Others

Working for Others One there lived an old farmer in a small village. One morning the old farmer was busy digging holes and planting young mango trees. The king now she man passed that away. He watched the old farmer at his work. He stopped there for a few minutes. Then he wait to the old man.

King :  How old are you?

Old Man:  Sir, I am eighty five years old.

King :  How long do you thing  you will live?

Old Man:  Sir, that is in the hands of god.

King :  How long will it be before these young trees give fruits? 

Old Man:  Sir it may take as long as ten years.

king:          Ten years!that is a long period. You must be a Fool.

Old Man:   In a low voice. Why my lord.

king:          You will hardly live two or three years more. But these trees will bear fruits, after ten are taking the trouble to plant these trees, the fruits of which you can never eat.

Old Man : Not such a fool’ my lord. I have eaten the fruits of those trees planted by my father and his father before him. In my return, I should plant trees to  bear fruits for my sons and grand sons.

King       : Good very good. You have taught me a good lesson. The King gave the old man two hundred gold coins.

Old Man : Who was very pleased. My lord. I have got golden fruits of my trees on the very day they are planted. The king was still more pleased and gave the old man another handful of gold coin from his purse. 

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