Tuesday, July 26, 2016

THE LION AND THE BULLS







Pic.: Mini Milind

Years ago, when I had decided to do something about my poor English, one of the things I did – and found very effective – was telling a nice story in two tenses… the Present and the Past. Over the years, I have helped hundreds of people, who were earnest about improving their English, with the same method… Yes, write a nice story down in both the tenses… and, then, tell it to someone…

United we stand, divided we fall There are many stories teaching us this simple truth… This is one of them… Timeless!



THE LION AND THE BULLS


PAST:

There lived in a jungle four wild bulls. They were close friends and always gazed together, rested together… It was so wonderful just to watch them being together. 

A lion lived in the same jungle. He wanted to kill the bulls for his meal. But, as they always moved together, he was afraid to attack them. For days on, the lion kept a vigil on the four bulls… He wanted them to break their unity… be alone. He was waiting for that moment… He wanted the bulls to fight among themselves and break their unity.

And, soon, that day came. A small disagreement among the bulls flared up into a huge conflict. The conflict brought about the split, which their enemy, the lion, was looking for. The four bulls went in four different directions and decided to live alone.

The lion’s wait was over. He attacked and feasted on the bulls, one by one.

PRESENT:


There live in a jungle four wild bulls. They are close friends and always gaze together, rest together… It is so wonderful just to watch them being together. 

A lion lives in the same jungle. He wants to kill the bulls for his meal. But, as they always move together, he is afraid to attack them. For days on, the lion keeps a vigil on the four bulls… He wants them to break their unity… be alone. He is waiting for that moment… He wants the bulls to fight among themselves and break their unity.

And, soon, that day comes. A small disagreement among the bulls flares up into a huge conflict. The conflict brings about the split, which their enemy, the lion, is looking for. The four bulls go in four different directions and decide to live alone.

The lion’s wait is over. He attacks and feasts on the bulls, one by one.



GERALD D’CUNHA


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