A very poor newly wedded young couple lived in a small farm. one day the husband made the following proposal to his wife.

Honey. I will leave the house. I will travel faraway , get a job and work hard in order to come back give you the comfortable life that you deserve. I do not know how long I will stay away, I only ask one thing, please wait for me, and while iam away,you should be faithful to me, because I will be faithful to you. His wife agreed ,so the young man left. He walked many days until he found a farmer who was in need of someone to help him. The young man offered his services. He was accepted. Therefore he discussed the terms with his boss.

Let me work for as long as I want and when I think I should go home, please relieve me of my duties. I do not want to receive my salary, I ask that you save it for me until the day that I leave. The day that I decide to go. Please give me the money and I will go my way. They agreed on that, So the young man worked for twenty years without holiday or rest. After twenty years he came to his boss and said ;

Boss, I want my money, because I’m returning to my home. The boss replied;

All right, after all, I made a deal with you and I will stick to it. How ever, before you go I want to offer you something new; I will give you all your money and send you away; or I will give you 3 pieces of advices and send you away. If I give the 3 pieces of advices ,you lose the money, Now, go to your room and think about your answer. He thought for two days. Then he went to the boss and told him;

I want the 3 pieces of advice. The boss stressed again, if I give you the 3 piece of advice, I will not give you the money, and the man replied;

I want the 3 piece of advice.

The boss then told him;

No. 1; Never take shortcuts in your life, shorter and unknown paths can cost your life. No 2; Never be too curious , for curiosity towards evil can be deadly. No. 3 : Never make decisions at the moments of anger or pain. because when you repent, it could be too late. After giving these three advices , the boss said to him. Here you have 3 loaves of bread, 2 are for you to eat during the journey and the last is for you to eat with your wife when you get home. so the man went his way. After twenty years away from home and from his wife whom he love so much.

After the first day of travel, he found a man who greeted him and asked; where are you going ?

He replied;

To a distant place which is about 20 days away if I continue walking. The man said to him ! OI, boy this path is too long! I know a shortcut that,s very safe and you will arrive in 5 days only. The man began to follow the path suggested until he remembered the first piece of advice. Then he returned and followed the long path. Days later he learned that the shortcut led to an ambush.

After a few more days of travel, he found an inn by the road side, where he could rest. He paid for a room and after taking a bath.

To be continued !

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