PRECIOUS PEBBLESA poor man prayed to God for an end to his poverty. He was sad and angry that God did not grant his wish in spite of his fervent prayers. One day he stopped his prayer and shouted foul words against the cruelty of God. Wandering carelessly, he reached a beach. His legs hit on a cloth bag lying on the sands. He kicked it angrily and assumed that it contained pebbles. He took the bag in his hands and angrily threw the stones one by one with all his might at the raging waves of the sea. At each throw he cursed God for not listening to his prayers. When he was about to throw the last stone into the sea, he noticed that the stone glittered in the sunlight. He examined it closely and found that it was a very precious diamond. He was very sorry for losing the rest of the diamonds in the bag by his foolishness. By Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India.
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