SWINDLING ANECDOTES (Post No.6977)

Compiled  by  London Swaminathan

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 Date: 4 SEPTEMBER 2019

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Post No. 6977


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Frog Music!

A farmer advertised a “frog farm” for sale, claiming that he had a pond that was thoroughly stocked with fine bull frogs. A prospective buyer appeared and was taken late one warm evening to the pond that he might hear the frogs. The ‘music’ made so favourable an impression on the buyer and the sale was made. Soon afterward the purchaser proceeded to drain the pond in order to catch and market the frogs, to his surprise, when the water was drained out of the pond, he found that all the noise had been made by one old bull-frog.!

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Cat Sale

A poor Irish man applied to one of the overseers of the poor for relief.

“Och, yer honor”, said he, “sure I would be starved long since but for me cat”.

“But for what?” asked the astonished interrogator.

“My ca”, rejoined the Irishman.

“Your cat- how so?”

“Sure, yer honor” I sold her eleven times for six pence a time, and she was always home before I could get there meself”

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TRAINS ANECDOTES

One time WINSTON CHURCHILL almost missed a train and Mrs Churchill was alarmed. Sir Edward Marsh, Churchill’s private secretary, tried to calm her by saying, “Winston is such a sportsman, he always gives the train a chance to get away”.

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MESSAGE FROM WIFE!

Mrs Theodore Roosevelt, the younger, after being absent from home for several days, wired her husband to meet her at a certain station. Hurrying to be on time, Colonel Ted arrived at the station just in time to see the train whiz through at a great speed. Somewhat bewildered, he stared at the speeding cars and was more astonished to see his wife standing on the very back carriage frantically waving an important looking envelope in her hand, spying him, she threw at him, and the train rounding a corner, she disappeared from the sight.

Scrambling about in the bushes into which the envelope had fallen, the Colonel finally found it and quickly opened it. He was amused and was relieved to read,

“Dear Ted: This train doesn’t stop here.”

Xxxx subham xxx

Krishna’s Friend died in ‘Wheel’ Accident! (Post No.5485)

Written by London Swaminathan
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Date: 28 September 2018

 

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Post No. 5485

 

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Krishna’s Friend died in ‘Wheel’ Accident! (Post No.5485)

 

Strange stories about Lord Krishna are available in Tamil literature which are not found in Sanskrit scriptures. I have already given the story about Dadhipandan who got Moksha (liberation) for him and his pot. Now there is another story told by Perialvar, a Vaishnavite saint, who lived 1400 years ago.

 

There was a cowherd by name Srimalikan who was great friend of Lord Krishna. He told Krishna that he would carry his Sudarsana wheel so that he could feel a bit relaxed. But Krishna told him that it would be dangerous, because it may cut his head off. But he was always nagging Krishna to leave the wheel with him. At last Krishna yielded to his demand and gave him the Wheel. As soon as he received the wheel it cut his head. We can guess that he would have reached heaven because it was the holy wheel and it happened in front of the Lord.

 

But there are some morals in the story:

Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar in the Tamil Veda Tirukkural says,

Consider the aim, the obstacle and the greatness of the ultimate gain and then resort to action- Kural 676

 

Curiosity Killed the Cat

We are reminded of the saying ‘Curiosity Killed the Cat’.

Be Johnson used the following in his drama ‘Every Man in His Humour’ and Shakespeare acted in it:

“Helter skelter, hang sorrow, care will kill a cat, up-tails all, and a pox on the hangman”.

 

Later Shakespeare also used this in his drama Much ado about Nothing:

What, courage man! what though care killed a cat, thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care

-Much Ado about Nothing.

 

Thus, we learn that unnecessary curiosity is not good. Moreover, if great people like Lord Krishna say something, we must listen to them.

 

–subham–