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whnext

Australia

November 27, 2007
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 Reading a short story is one of the great ways to improve your English. Here is a short, meaningful story i wish to share with you. Enjoy it and tell me what you think after reading this story.

"There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall. When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.

The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise.

The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree's life. He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up. If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall".

 

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06:33 PM Nov 29 2007

fan2137
中國

we should have foresight

09:25 AM Nov 29 2007

madmido
埃及

nice story really i enjoyed and know a new idea and know new words

thanks for that job

 hope we meet and be friends

i am mohamed from egypt a pharmacist and planning to imgrate to australia and now i study english i will be glade if we can talk if u want

my email mad_mido88@hotmail.com

biso_88yahoo.com

thanks

for this story and plz tell me where can i find similar ones

09:25 AM Nov 29 2007

madmido
埃及

nice story really i enjoyed and know a new idea and know new words

thanks for that job

 hope we meet and be friends

i am mohamed from egypt a pharmacist and planning to imgrate to australia and now i study english i will be glade if we can talk if u want

my email mad_mido88@hotmail.com

biso_88yahoo.com

thanks

for this story and plz tell me where can i find similar

09:25 AM Nov 29 2007

madmido
埃及

nice story really i enjoyed and know a new idea and know new words

thanks for that job

 hope we meet and be friends

i am mohamed from egypt a pharmacist and planning to imgrate to australia and now i study english i will be glade if we can talk if u want

my email mad_mido88@hotmail.com

biso_88yahoo.com

thanks

for this story and plz tell me where can i

09:25 AM Nov 29 2007

madmido
埃及

nice story really i enjoyed and know a new idea and know new words

thanks for that job

 hope we meet and be friends

i am mohamed from egypt a pharmacist and planning to imgrate to australia and now i study english i will be glade if we can talk if u want

my email mad_mido88@hotmail.com

biso_88yahoo.com

thanks

for this story and plz tell me

09:25 AM Nov 29 2007

madmido
埃及

nice story really i enjoyed and know a new idea and know new words

thanks for that job

 hope we meet and be friends

i am mohamed from egypt a pharmacist and planning to imgrate to australia and now i study english i will be glade if we can talk if u want

my email mad_mido88@hotmail.com

biso_88yahoo.com

thanks

for this story and plz

09:25 AM Nov 29 2007

madmido
埃及

nice story really i enjoyed and know a new idea and know new words

thanks for that job

 hope we meet and be friends

i am mohamed from egypt a pharmacist and planning to imgrate to australia and now i study english i will be glade if we can talk if u want

my email mad_mido88@hotmail.com

biso_88yahoo.com

thanks

for this story

09:25 AM Nov 29 2007

madmido
埃及

nice story really i enjoyed and know a new idea and know new words

thanks for that job

 hope we meet and be friends

i am mohamed from egypt a pharmacist and planning to imgrate to australia and now i study english i will be glade if we can talk if u want

my email mad_mido88@hotmail.com

biso_88yahoo.com

thanks

for this

09:25 AM Nov 29 2007

madmido
埃及

nice story really i enjoyed and know a new idea and know new words

thanks for that job

 hope we meet and be friends

i am mohamed from egypt a pharmacist and planning to imgrate to australia and now i study english i will be glade if we can talk if u want

my email mad_mido88@hotmail.com

biso_88yahoo.com

thanks

for

09:19 PM Nov 27 2007

jessica-wu

jessica-wu
中國

coincidentally,i have just read the story in one journal some days ago .

it is really a good