What goes around....

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Erbmaster, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    Bit of light relief.....This is a true story.....


    His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer.

    One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for
    help coming from a nearby bog.

    He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

    There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and
    struggling to free himself.

    Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying
    death.

    The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse
    surroundings.

    An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the
    father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

    "I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life."

    "No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied
    waving off the offer.

    At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.

    "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked.

    "Yes," the farmer replied proudly.

    "I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own
    son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow
    to be a man we both will be proud of ".

    And that he did.

    Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated
    from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become
    known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the
    discoverer of Penicillin.

    Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved was stricken with
    pneumonia.

    What saved his life this time?

    Penicillin.

    The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill.

    His son's name?

    Sir Winston Churchill.

    Just shows....What goes around, comes around :)
     
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  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Blimey! Good story :)
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    very good story :cool:
     
  4. Brandi

    Brandi Guest

    Sweet. Good way to start the morning....anyone have anymore?
     
  5. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Good story Erbmaster :D
     
  6. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    Thanks for the comments guys/gals....
    I'll see if I can muster up some more :)

    Must admit, I was shocked by it too.
    Small world eh?
    :)
     
  7. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Woa. Thanks for sharing that.
     
  8. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Great story :)
     
  9. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Yes, good story!
     
  10. Hsn

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    Great story !

    Wow, truly amazing. :)

    PS (just thought i'd bring this thread up for those to read who haven't read it yet.)
     
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  11. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    I for one am glad you did. Very good story.
     
  12. Vetrius

    Vetrius Coenfidentialityism

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    I'm glad as well, great story
     
  13. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Wow, thanks hsn. I must have missed it the first time around.
    Amazing story. [​IMG]
     
  14. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    nice bump :cool:
     
  15. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    nice :) i like da history dawg
     
  16. ~bk

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    Very nice story. :)
     
  17. Vetrius

    Vetrius Coenfidentialityism

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    history is great
     
  18. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Great story... where did ya dig that up at?
     
  19. Hsn

    Hsn King

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    I just came across it in the Legacy Forums and after reading thought I'd show it to the people who didn't have the chance before. :)

    Though its mainly Erbmaster who ought to be thanked too. :)
     
  20. Vetrius

    Vetrius Coenfidentialityism

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    heh i remember hearing that story in scouts