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"There's no charge

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by veenaissack123, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. veenaissack123

    veenaissack123 Senior IL'ite

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    A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted
    a sign advertising the 4 pups. And set about nailing it to a post on the
    edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt
    a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of little boy.

    "Mister,"
    he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies."

    "Well," said the farmer, as he
    rubbed the
    sweat off the back of his neck, "These puppies come from fine parents
    and cost a good deal of money."

    The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket,
    he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.

    "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"

    "Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle.
    "Here, Dolly!" he called. Out from the doghouse and down the
    ramp ran

    Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.

    The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence.
    His eyes danced with delight.

    As the dogs made their way to the fence,the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.

    Slowly
    another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp
    it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling
    toward the others, doing its best to catch up....

    "I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt.
    The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't
    want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with
    you like these other dogs would."

    With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached
    down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers.

    In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down
    both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.

    Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir,
    I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."

    With tears in his eyes, farmer reached down and picked up
    the little pup.

    Holding it carefully handed it to the little boy.

    "How much?" asked the little boy. "No
    charge," answered the farmer, "There's no charge
    for love."

     
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  2. Jananikrithsan

    Jananikrithsan Gold IL'ite

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    Hey Veena,
    That was so touching.:-D
     
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    ketal Bronze IL'ite

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    bindunaidu New IL'ite

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    dear veena,
    this is the second post of yours which has made me teary eyed..The first one was 'a glassful of milk'. i loved both of them
     
  5. madhu11

    madhu11 Bronze IL'ite

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    dear veena,

    that was very touching.
     
  6. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    touching story, indeed.
    Sriniketan
     

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