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STAYING BY THE STUFF.

A. MY GRAND MOTHER USED TO TELL US BOYS ABOUT AN OLD PERSIAN LEGEND,

B. THAT TALKS ABOUT A KING WHO NEEDED A FAITHFUL SERVANT AND HAD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE.

C. HE TOOK BOTH, AT FIXED WAGES, AND TOLD THEM TO FILL A BASKET WITH WATER FROM A NEARBY WELL, SAYING THAT HE WOULD COME IN THE EVENING TO INSPECT THEIR WORK.

D. AFTER DUMPING TWO OR THREE BUCKETS OF WATER INTO THE BASKET, ONE OF THE MEN SAID,

E. “WHAT IS THE GOOD OF DOING THIS USELESS WORK? AS SOON AS WE POUR THE WATER IN, IT RUNS OUT THE SIDES.”

F. THE OTHER SERVANT ANSWERED, “BUT WE HAVE OUR WAGES, HAVEN’T WE? THE USE IS THE MASTER’S BUSINESS, NOT OURS. WELL, I’M NOT GOING TO WASTE MY TIME DOING SUCH FOOL’S WORK,” REPLIED THE COMPLAINER AS HE THREW DOWN HIS BUCKET, AND WALKED AWAY.

G. THE OTHER MAN CONTINUED UNTIL HE HAD DRAINED THE WELL AND THEN AS HE LOOKED DOWN INTO IT, HE SAW SOMETHING SHINING AT THE BOTTOM, THAT PROVED TO BE A DIAMOND RING. “OH NOW I SEE THE USE OF POURING WATER INTO THE BASKET” IF THE BUCKET HAD BROUGHT UP THE RING BEFORE THE WELL WAS DRY, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FOUND IN THE BASKET. OUR WORK IS NEVER USELESS.”

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