Farmer Fleming.


Farmer Fleming.

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
from the bog 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.

Work like you don’t need the money.

Love like you’ve never been hurt.

Dance like nobody’s watching.

Sing like nobody’s listening

and Live like it’s Heaven on Earth.

May there always be work for your hands to do,

May your purse always hold a coin or two.

May the sun always shine on your window pane,

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.

May the hand of a friend always be near you,

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

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3 Responses to Farmer Fleming.

  1. angel says:

    Work like you don’t need the money.

    Love like you’ve never been hurt.

    Dance like nobody’s watching.

    Sing like nobody’s listening

    and Live like it’s Heaven on Earth.

    motivating!
    i liked it… 🙂

  2. AANCHAL AGRAWAL says:

    motivating article

  3. vinod benjamin says:

    Dear sir,

    this post made to water my eyes, great and divine insident

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