THE SANCTITY OF POVERTYOnce there was a heavy flood. The river, flowing violently through a heavy forest carried several articles from a residential area on its way. Some men were watching the flow when they observed a huge black bundle being carried along the flooding river. Hoping that it may contain some valuable articles from some toppled house, they swam across the river to fetch it. One of them reached it earlier. The others soon realized that it was a huge bear on a floating log and cried aloud to dissuade their friend, “Leave it, dear, it is a bear.” But the helpless man moaned, “I know and I have left it, but it is not leaving me!”
By Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India.
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