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Once a farmer was interviewing prospective workers. The farmer liked one young man especially as he seemed very joyful and able. He asked the man ’What makes you think you can have the job ?’. The man answered, ’I can sleep when the wind blows!’. The farmer thought his answer very strange but liked the man so he employed him.


Not long after employing this young man a violent storm came in the night over the farm. The farmer woke up and ran outside afraid of the damage there would be to his barns and stables if the doors were not closed properly or to his animals if they were not tied up properly! To his amazement he found everything in order and there was no damage. He found the young man sleeping peacefully on a pile of hay in the barn. Then he understood what he had meant when he said, "I can sleep when the wind blows." He was fully prepared when the storms came and even when his master came to check on him! He was not put to shame.


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