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    jestges is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default A short story with moral

    One day a fisherman got up very early in the morning.
    There was not enough sunlight to get into the sea. He saw a pack of stones to pass time.
    He started throwing the stone into the sea.

    While having the last stone in the hand, the sun came up then he saw that the stone was a diamond and all the stones he threw were diamonds as well.

    He felt for his misfortune of throwing all of them into the sea...


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    don't throw stuff into the sea when it's dark.

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    It's better to drown yourself in a sea of jewels, than to chuck them at fish.

    Or maybe if he used dynamite instead, he would get the fish by blew their asses up. Team America, FUCK YEAH.

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    The moral is, if you find a pile of something in the night, make sure to toss all of it in the sea before the sun rises.

    It's like dumping dead bodies, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiki
    he tale is narrated by a twenty-year-old man who remains anonymous throughout (although it has been suggested the narrator may perhaps be the author Jean Giono, there is no evidence for this). The story begins in the year 1910, when this young man is undertaking a lone hiking trip through Provence, France, and into the Alps, enjoying the relatively unspoiled wilderness.

    The narrator runs out of water in a treeless, desolate valley where only wild lavender grows and there is no trace of civilization except old, empty crumbling buildings. The narrator finds only a dried up well, but is saved by a middle-aged shepherd who takes him to a spring he knows of.

    Curious about this man and why he has chosen such a lonely life, the narrator stays with him for a time. The shepherd, after being widowed, has decided to restore the ruined ecosystem of the isolated and largely abandoned valley by single-handedly cultivating a forest, tree by tree. The shepherd, Elzéard Bouffier, makes holes in the ground with his curling pole and drops into the holes acorns that he has collected from many miles away.

    The narrator leaves the shepherd and returns home, and later fights in the First World War. In 1920, shell-shocked and depressed after the war, the man returns. He is surprised to see young saplings of all forms taking root in the valley, and new streams running through it where the shepherd has made dams higher up in the mountain. The narrator makes a full recovery in the peace and beauty of the regrowing valley, and continues to visit Bouffier every year. Bouffier is no longer a shepherd, because he is worried about the sheep affecting his young trees, and has become a bee keeper instead.

    Over four decades, Bouffier continues to plant trees, and the valley is turned into a kind of Garden of Eden. By the end of the story, the valley has a vibrant ecosystem and is peacefully settled. The valley receives official protection after the First World War. (the authorities mistakenly believe that the rapid growth of this forest is a bizarre natural phenomenon, as they are unaware of Bouffier's selfless deeds), and more than 10,000 people move there, all of them unknowingly owing their happiness to Bouffier. The narrator tells one of his friends in the government the truth about the natural forest, and the friend also helps protect the forest.

    The narrator visits the now very old Bouffier one last time in 1945, at the end of World War II. In a hospice in Banon, in 1947, the man who planted trees peacefully passes away.
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    never regrets for what you have done in the past.... so you have trown some diamond away... big deal. atleast you didn't sail at dark, hit a rock and died.. you still alive, be greatfull. and you got the last diamond in your hand, be greatfull to that too... now the sun is up. start your fisherman's live. who knows, if you're lucky enough to find diamonds in dark, you might be lucky enough to catch a treasure chest on your net....

    PS: if what i've write didn't make any sense up there... then it's prolly cause i drink too much caffein...

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    how did he know the last "stone" was a diamond ? is he also an appraiser ?

    how did he know the other stones were diamonds too ? did he just assume that because the last one was a diamond ?

    why was there a bag of diamonds lying on the shore ?

    what would compel someone to throw mysterious objects inside a bag into the shore ? was he not curious at all to what they were ? or why they were inside a bag ?

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    @echoblaze: a fairy told him that.. no wait... what's that creatures that live on the misty rock island in the sea and lured sailor to death with their song? what ever their name is, they told the sailor about it.

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    The moral is: thats what you get for being childish and destuctive. Leave the damn stones alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanov_2020 View Post
    never regrets for what you have done in the past.... so you have trown some diamond away... big deal. atleast you didn't sail at dark, hit a rock and died.. you still alive, be greatfull. and you got the last diamond in your hand, be greatfull to that too... now the sun is up. start your fisherman's live. who knows, if you're lucky enough to find diamonds in dark, you might be lucky enough to catch a treasure chest on your net....
    Thats the right answer.

 

 

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