The Four Travellers

Once upon a time, a Merchant, a Noble, a Shepherd and a Prince were travelling on the sea. Suddenly, a storm occurred. The four travellers were thrown by the waves on an unknown island.

Their clothes were torn and they had lost all their belongings.

The Prince started crying, “This is all because of our sad fate.”

The Shepherd said, “Forget about what has happened. Now think of what to do next. We will not gain anything by crying, but if we work hard, we could go home or maybe live here and make a good home here.”

The other three, at once, agreed with the Shepherd. They started thinking what they could do best. The Merchant and the Prince decided to teach. The Noble said he would open schools for the subjects they taught.

The simple Shepherd then said, “Why talk so impractically, are we to starve till then? Think of something you can do now and here!”

Then he went into the forest and brought a bundle of twigs and took it to the market to sell. With the money from the sale they were able to buy some food.

We need to be practical to solve problems.

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