The Wise little boy

The Wise little boyThere once was a farmer who discovered that he had dropped his watch in the barn. It was no common watch simply because it had emotional value for him.
After browsing high and low between the hay for a long while; he gave up and enrolled the help of a group of kids playing outside the barn.
He assured them that the individual who found it would be rewarded.
Hearing this, the kids hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but even now could not find the watch. Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to him and requested to be given another chance.
The farmer looked at him and thought, “Why not? After all, this kid looks sincere enough.”
So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn. After a while the little boy arrived out with the watch in his hand! The farmer was both happy and surprised and so he asked the boy how he won where the rest had failed.
The boy replied, “I did nothing but sit on the ground and listen. In the silence, I heard the ticking of the watch and just looked for it in that direction.

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