A glass of milk
There was a poor boy who made a living by selling various objects from door to door. This was the way he earned money to pay for his school.
One day, as he was walking from house to house, he felt very hungry and weak. He felt that he couldn’t walk even a few steps. He decided to ask for food at a house. He knocked on the door and was stunned to see a beautiful young girl open the door. With hesitation, he asked the girl for a glass of water.
The young girl understood his condition and offered him a huge glass of milk. Astonished, the boy drank the milk slowly.
“How much do I owe you for this milk?” he asked her.
The girl replied, “I don’t want any money for this.”
The boy thanked the girl from the bottom of his heart and left.
Years passed by and the young girl grew up. Unfortunately, she fell ill and was diagnosed with the rarest kind of nervous disorder. Many experienced doctors were baffled at her condition, and she was admitted to the city hospital with the most advanced facilities.
Dr. Kevin was a renowned neuro specialist and was called in by the hospital to examine her. Even with his extraordinary expertise, Dr. Kevin found the girl’s illness very hard to cure. However, with perseverance and hard work that lasted several months, he was finally able to get the disease under control. With careful medication and monitoring, the girl was eventually cured.
Everyone praised the doctor, but the girl was quite worried about how much the hospital bill would come to. Her family only had a little money kept in the bank, which was by no means enough to pay for such a long treatment in the hospital.
Finally, the girl was given the hospital bill. She opened it and was stunned to see that the bill had been crossed out and cancelled with a note underneath signed by Dr. Kevin.
“Bill paid years ago with a glass of milk!”
Moral: One good deed deserves another.
Check back next week for another fun fable you can use with your kids to teach them about practicing good character!