|11-28-2011, 02:16 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2011
TRUE Story For The Day!
Been out of action for a few days..... moving house...and was without Internet.....Oh thank goodness I'm back on line!!
I came across this TRUE short story and hope you find it as amazing as I did...enjoy!
Thought For The Day -
The Power Of A Helping Hand...
I'd like to share with you quite an amazing story ....
It concerns a poor Scottish farmer with the name of Fleming.
One day - while trying to eke out a living for his family - he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog.
He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.
There - buried to his waist in black muck - was a terrified young boy - screaming and struggling to free himself.
Farmer Fleming jumped in the bog and saved the lad from what would have been a slow and terrifying death.
The next day - a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings.
An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.
"I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life."
"No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer.
At that moment - the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.
"Is that your son?" the nobleman asked.
"Yes," the farmer replied proudly.
"I'll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father - he'll grow to a man you can be proud of."
And that he did.
In time - Farmer Fleming's son graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London - and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming - the discoverer of Penicillin.
Years afterward - the nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia.
What saved the nobleman's son's life? Penicillin.
And what was the name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill.
And his son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.
The moral of this true story?
You never can tell how far an act of human kindness will go or how many lives it will touch!
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