BURNING DOWN OR SMOKE SIGNALS?
A shipwrecked man was once washed ashore on an uninhabited island. Using the few things he managed to salvage from the wreck and from whatever he could find on the island, he painstakingly built himself a hut. That little hut was the only protection he had from the harsh elements and the only place he could safeguard his meagre possessions.
One morning he went out on a lengthy search for food. When he returned in the evening he was shocked to find the hut engulfed in flames. The loss of his hut devastated him. He spent that night despondent, sleeping on the sand.
The next morning he awoke early and to his surprise, saw a ship anchored off the island. Shortly a crew member was rowed to the island, he stepped ashore and told the man, "We saw your smoke signal and came to rescue you!"
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