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A young man, a student in one of the universities, was one day taking a walk with the Professor, who was commonly called the student's freind,from his kindness to those who waited on his instructions.

As they went along, they saw lying in the path a pair of old shoes which they supposed to belong to a poor man who was employed in a field close by and who had nearly finished his day's work.

The student turned to the Professor saying:" Let us play the man a trick; we will hide his shoes and conceal ourselves behind the bushes and wait and see his perplexity when he cannot find them."

"My young friend," answered the Professor," we should never amuse ourselves at the expense of the poor.But you are rich and may give yourself much pleasure by means of this poor man. Put a coin in each shoe, and we will hide ourselves and watch how this affects him."

The student did so and they both placed themselves behind the bushes close by. The poor man soon finished his work, and came across the field to the path where he had left his coat & shoes.

While putting on his coat he slipped his foot into one of his shoes but feeling something hard, he stooped down to feel what it was,and found the coin. Astonished and wonder were seen upon his countenance, he gazed upon the coin, turned it around,and looked at it again and again.He then looked around him on all sides, but no person to be seen. He now put the coin into his pocket , and proceeded to put on the other shoe; but his surprise was doubled on finding the other coin.

His feelings overcame him, he fell upon his knees, looked upto heaven & uttered aloud a fervent thanksgiving in which he spoke of his wife, sick & helpless, and his children without bread, whom this timely bounty, from someone unknown would save from perishing.

The student stood there , deeply affected and his eyes fileld with tears.

"Now , " said the Professor, are you not much better pleased than if you had played your intended trick?"

The youth replied " You have taught me a lesson which I will never forget .I feel now the truth of these words, which I never understood before."Its more blessed to give than to receive."


For an HOUR....... Take a nap

For a DAY ........... Go fishing

For a MONTH...... Get married.

For a Year.............. Inherent a Fortune


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