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A Small Thing Costs Much

One day, while walking down the road, a father said to his son, "Look, a horseshoe is lying in the mud. Pick it up." The son said, "I hate to pick up things from mud." The father picked up the horseshoe and kept it in his pocket. On reaching the village, he sold the horseshoe and bought some cherries. Father understood the desire of his son and dropped a cherry on the ground. The son picked it up, washed it and ate it up. Then the father said to him, "Sometimes even small things cost much. These cherries are because of that horseshoe that you refused to pick up from the mud." The son understood what his father meant.

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