The Oxford gardener. Children's tale about self-improvement
The Oxford gardener tells the story of a man who, one day, sees his dreams truncated, however, this setback is what makes him one of the most important men in the world. all England. How do i do it? With a great desire to excel and a great desire to fulfill their dreams. And, sometimes, a setback ca
The Oxford gardener tells the story of a man who, one day, sees his dreams truncated, however, this setback is what makes him one of the most important men in the world. all England. How do i do it? With a great desire to excel and a great desire to fulfill their dreams. And, sometimes, a setback can put us on the right path.
In Guiainfantil.com we suggest you read this story to your children. A beautiful story with values for children and adults that has come down to us through oral tradition and that will not leave anyone in your family indifferent, it will make you all reflect.
Story for children and adults about overcoming to achieve dreams
Once upon a time, a gardener who came to Oxford from his small village full of dreams and dreams of success. He went straight to see the dean of the University to ask for work and, looking at him very seriously, he said:
- Yes, the truth is that these gardens are in need of an arrangement. I'm going to hire you, come here and fill out these papers.
The gardener suddenly blushed, his eyes turned sad and looking at the ground, confessed that he could not read, or write. But later, he looked at him with enthusiasm and told him that he was hardworking and always did his best.
- He will not regret! Said the gardener.
The dean, however, did not take pity on him and sent him to study, because in Oxford, there could be no one who could not read or write.
The gardener, dejected, sat down in front of the great entrance gate of the University thinking what he could do, his illusions to succeed had flown like smoke, he had no money and he did not want to return to his village. Then, he took out a big sandwich, which his mother had prepared for him and prepared to eat it so he could think clearly, when, suddenly, a student approached him:
- Hey, that loaf looks great. I have an exam now and it would be great to take energy with that sandwich you have. I buy it to you!
The gardener, did not even think about it, offered him the loaf and collected his money. While looking at the coins that the student had given him, a great idea occurred to him, which is that he was illiterate, but also very smart and hardworking. He would succeed in surpassing himself!
The next day, the gardener brought his bag full of sandwiches, all very well made and of good quality. He stood in the same gate of Oxford and in half an hour, he had sold them all.
Little by little, the gardener was increasing his profits: the next day he sold 50 sandwiches, a week later he had bought a table with the benefits to be able to put 100 sandwiches, and so on. The gardener worked day and night, looked for the best and invested his money in increasing the business. That is how, from his small position in the gateway to Oxford he went to rent a small store near the University.
The students lined up for one of the gardener's magnificent sandwiches. Some time later, he bought another store and it grew until he had a chain of snack shops throughout England.
Years later, as an old man, he received a letter from the very queen of England, it was invitación an invitation to receive a great prize: "Your magestad, has the honor of giving me the medal to work and effort" decía, said the letter . The gardener, very nervous, on the day of the celebration put on his best clothes ... he was going to meet the queen! In full celebration, the very queen of England approached him, placed a medal around his neck and said:- Wow, you have achieved an achievement, is worthy of praise! Sign here with me this diploma, which you can keep as a memory forever.
The gardener reddened again, his eyes turned gray as he had years ago, he looked up sadly and said to the queen:
- Your Majesty, I can not read or write.
- Do not know? And has he achieved all this success without knowing how to read or write? I can not imagine what I would have been able to do if I had learned!