Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Saturday Story Series (SSS),please relax and enjoy it.
Little Chima was born into little village of Digo some years ago, the little Chima usually accompany his parents to farm which was the major occupation of the family. His father equally hunts sometimes just to provide some meats for his household. One sunny afternoon, Chima was at home alone as he father went hunting while his mother went to the market.
While playing around their home, Chima saw a big bird perching on a low tree just a stone throw from their house. On sighting the bird, Chima skillfully and smartly walked towards the bird while avoiding noise so the bird will not see him and fly away.
The melodious tune the bird was singing which reechoes within the environment could not allow the bird notice the boy until Chima closed in and caught the bird. Feeling very happy, Chima took the bird into his father’s cage and locked it.
Few minutes after, the bird started singing another song which made Chima sat attentively near the cadge listening to the sweet melodies from the bird. After singing more than ten different songs, the bird stopped singing; Chima thought that the bird is probably hungry and rushed to bring some food for the bird but was disappointed that the bird refused to eat. Worried, the little Chima asked the bird what he will do for it to continue singing.
The bird told Chima that he is such a lucky child to have caught him. The bird told Chima that he is going to teach him three laws which are secrets of wealth, it explained that if only Chima will keep the laws he is going to give him, he will certainly become wealthy.
Chima became much happier and promised the bird that he will keep the law as he will like to be wealthy as the bird promised. The little Chima sat quietly as the bird unravels three secretes of wealth. The bird gave the secretes as (1) keep what you have to make you rich. (2) Don’t cry for what you do not have. The bird keep quiet after saying the second law and Chima asked for the last secrete.
The bird asked Chima to unlock the cage to allow him explain the law, and Chima anxious to learn the third law opened the cage. The bird flew away and patched on a tall tree nearby and told the little Chima that since he failed to keep the first law by not keeping what he has, he may not teach him the third law.
Chima felt bad that he has lost the bird even without learning the secretes and started crying, the bird again told little Chima that he has just violated the second law by crying for what he don’t have and flew away. Chima could no longer hold his tears not minding whatever law he may be violating.
What do you think; did the little boy act foolishly or otherwise?
Your inputs are welcomed.