He looked behind, seeing the crocodile so near he climbed up the tree

madugundurukmini By madugundurukmini, 26th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1sos8o1m/
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Little Felix’s teacher asked him to write a fable. The boy sat at his desk, thinking. He knew that he had to write a good story and he applied his mind grimly to the task. He wrote-

The crocodile followed him and was gradually coming nearby to him.

`Once upon a time a turtle was sitting on a long in the middle of a river. Suddenly he saw a crocodile stick his head out of the water right beside him. The turtle slid off the log and paddled to the shore. The crocodile was behind him his mouth wide open. The turtle came to the bank and ran as fast as he could. The crocodile followed him and was gradually coming nearby to him. Just then the turtle came to a tree. He looked behind, seeing the crocodile so near he climbed up the tree. The crocodile could not catch him, because everybody knows that crocodile cannot climb trees’.

The teacher read the fable and said, `Felix, you have done an excellent work, but it is not true to nature. It is true that a crocodile cannot climb a tree, but neither can a turtle.’ Hearing this, the boy replied, `but this one could because it had to’.

There is enough of Felix’s fabulous turtle in every one of us. We can do everything when we have to do. `I must,’ said Nelson at Trafalgar. `I must’, said Washington at valley Forge. `I must,’ said Gandhi Surat. Strong willpower should be exercised by everyone who wants to be great, when faced with duty, crises or opportunity.

A person can achieve his objective in life only when he strives very hard, takes all decisions consciously and completes all his work faithfully.

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author avatar NBL Books
27th Apr 2014 (#)

I agree, you can do anything if you have to. I learned that one while I was so sick with dizziness for over a year. I knew I had to get on with my life, or I would not have any, so I set my mind to doing things even when I was walking crooked, and God blessed my efforts and helped me to keep going. Good story!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
6th May 2014 (#)

Seems like a horror movie....

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