|Story No 3|
3-Who Gives You Food-2 Contd... from Previous Page
Now the youngest girl was very good, patient and a believer in God. Her husband could not do anything because of his leprosy. He even lived outside the village. They started their new life in a hut outside the village. The girl started going to woods to cut wood and sell it in the local market. Whatever she earned that day she bought some food from that money and saved some for rainy season. Thus she started passing her time. She cleaned her hut, cooked her food and serve her husband very dearly, carefully and sincerely.
After some time she had so much money, that she bought a cart to carry her wood from forest and to market, thus earning more money, and naturally had more savings. Gradually she employed some people to cut her wood, bought some more carts to carry her wood to market, and thus saved some more money. Now they have started living in a better house, eating better food and living more comfortable life. Her husband was also getting better day by day. She used to pray every day to make her husband healthy and wealthy. One day God listened to her, and her husband became perfectly healthy. Now he was a handsome man. His leprosy was gone. They had two children also. They returned to their village.
After a few years they became the richest people of the village, so they thought to invite their King to their house. The man invited the King to their house and he came to their house. The daughter did not come outside, her husband welcomed him. He didn't recognize her husband at all. He was still under the impression that he was a leper. Both talked for a while then both set to take their food. The King's daughter herself cooked food for her father.
When the King tasted the food, he broke into tears. The man asked him why he was weeping like that. The King spoke - "My youngest daughter used to cook such tasty food. One day in the madness of my wealth and status, I asked a question from my all daughters - "Who gives you food?" My both elder daughters said - "We get our food of your luck, while my youngest daughter said - "I get food of my own luck." I got very angry with her statement and married her the first man appeared before my palace the very next morning. Unfortunately he was a leper. I did not give her anything. I married my other two daughters in very rich families. Now they are getting poorer everyday. After tasting this food I remembered her that she said correct. I did a great injustice with her. I do not know where she would be now?"
The man smiled and said - "Dear father, You should not be sorry for her. She is a very qualitative girl. She said correct and you are also correct, this food has been cooked by her only for you, and I am your that leper son-in-law. She served me a lot and I became all right and we got our status back in the village. We have two sons also."
And he called his wife and the two sons. The King recognized his daughter. Both embraced each other and wept bitterly after the long separation. The King asked for her forgiveness to be so rude with her. She said - "This was in my fate, father, so don't worry at all. These are my two sons." The King got very happy to see them all. He blessed them all and came back from there. He sent lots of gifts to her daughter and invited them to his house to live there for some time.
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[Fate and luck is above all, that is why one should not worry about anything. Everybody lives by his own fate. Nobody can change one another's fate. Everybody gets everything through his or her fate.]
Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Modified on 05/04/13