Urmm.. what 'bout a bedtime-story? hehe..
Okay, here you go...
There was once a very old man, so old that his eyes had become dim, and his limbs trembled.
When he sat at table his hands shook so that he could hardly hold his spoon, and sometime he spilt soup on the tablecloth.
This vexed his son and daughter-in-law, and they would no longer let him have a place at the table, but made him sit in a corner by the stove.
They gave him his food in an earthen-ware bowl, and a very scanty portion too. He sat in his place looking at the others at table, and the tears came into his eyes.
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One day his trembling hands could no longer hold the bowl ; it fell to the ground and broke to atoms.
The young wife scolded him, but he said nothing ; then she bought him a wooden bowl for a few coppers, and he had nothing else to eat from.
story copied and typed by me myself directly from, The Old Man and His Grandson in Grimm's Fairy Tales book.As the were sitting together one day, the little Grandson, who was four years old, collected a lot of bits of wood.
"What are you doing there?" asked his father.
"I am making a little trough ," answered the Child, "for you and Mother to eat out of when I am big ."
Husband and wife looked at each other for a while till their tears began to fall. Then, they led the old Grandfather up to the table to take his meal with them.And they never again said anything to him when he spilt his food.
Tiba-tiba teringat something, korang pun mesti terbayang iklan ni kan?
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"Dan rendahkanlah dirimu terhadap mereka berdua dengan penuh kesayangan dan ucapkanlah: 'Wahai Tuhanku, kasihilah mereka keduanya, sebagaimana mereka berdua telah mengasihi aku waktu kecil." "(al-Israa', 24)
And so, lie down the bed, pull up the blanket, recite some prayer, forgive people, close your eyes and sweet dream... ^_^
vocab to share :
vexed = causing difficulty (menyusahkan)
earthen-ware = plates/bowls etc made of rough clay (tanah liat)
trough = a long narrow container from which farm animals eat or drink (palung)
reference : Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary 3rd edition, New Oxford (English-English-Malay) Dictionary, Kamus Dwibahasa Oxford Fajar edisi keempat.
Good Night! ^_^
* fairy tales are full of goodness to take and new dream to have, I love reading fairy tales!