The Old Man and Death

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The Old Man and Death

An Old Man, bent double with age and toil, was gathering sticks in a forest. At last he grew so tired and hopeless that he threw down the bundle of sticks, and cried out: “I cannot bear this life any longer. Death come and take me!”

As he spoke, Death appeared and said to him: “What do you want Old Man? I heard you call me.”

“Please, sir,” replied the Old Man, “would you kindly help me lift this load of sticks on to my shoulder?”

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“We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted.”

By |2017-09-18T06:10:25+00:00September 18th, 2017|Aesops Fables, Stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments