Tag: Journey

the boy with one shoe (2/4)

A man of 90’s sat in a chair, cross-legged and comfortable. The villagers chose him as a leader to solve some significant topics. Either the fortunate bank accounts or his experience to control gave everyone enough reason to respect him. His manners are unique and said to be quite exceptional.

“What do you want to do in the future, boy ?”

His interest was never in the welfare of others. It was a gesture to show that his state of living was superior to others. Although he is a short-tempered man, his every action was termed as ideal. It goes, “If he kills a man, it was the kindness of his hand to touch the knife and thereby, for a soul to be blessed.”

The father and the boy neither understand the visit of the man nor his intentions.

“I am here to give you a fair offer. Do you have anything to drink…?”

Father signaled the boy. When the boy was out of sight, the man said.

“There is a job for the boy in the nearby town. What do you say for that, Father…?”

“I don’t know. Nobody knows him…”

“Don’t you worry about that. He’s a grown-up…”

“Why do you ask me…?”

“Because it is not a choice for your son…”

“What…?” The voice of the father almost gave away the truth, “he ain’t my son…”

“You don’t care, do you ?” The man continued,” Upon the interest of many people, it was decided to send your boy away.”

“What did he do…he didn’t harm anyone.”

“It is a bad world, Father.” he moved closer, “With my secrets and yours…”

“What if he wishes to stay…?”

“Don’t you ever ask the question, that make me say twice. I don’t usually… ” The boy came with a soda and biscuits, “Thanks, boy…”

After few minutes of weather talk,

“My work is done, Father.” After the last gulp, he looked at the boy to say, “I hope for your best.”

Later on,

The father gave his savings and the bible to the boy.

“Nobody ain’t gonna help you, son”  he finally said, “Believe in the greatest of yourself and make sure to hear every message that comes along with your journey.”

And the boy started to learn…

 

Cont’d…

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