From my early days, i have been hearing a story about great personalities.. today i googled it to know the full story... but i end up with something else that i would like to share with you...
BELIEVE IT OR NOT...
LONG LONG ago there was a farmer and his son lived in Scotland.. one day when the farmer was on his way to his farm, he heard a cry for help from nearby lake.. Our farmer went there and saw a boy struggling in the lake.. our farmer jumped and saved his life.. Then the boy went to his home and farmer went to his farm.. "THE END".. sorry sorry.. we need to have a twist in it.. so end is not in here..
Next day, a noble king arrived to that farmer's house to say thanks for saving his son's life.. and he offered him more money.. but our farmer didn't accept it... since it is not for the money, he save that boy's life.. it is a good humanity..
Then the king saw a little in that farmer's house.. and he asked "is this your son?"..
The farmer said "yes"..
then the king said.."I will make you a deal. let me take him and give him a good education. he will grow to a man you can be proud of"
And that he did. In time, Farmer's son graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London.
Years afterward, the nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him? The medicine discovered by that farmer's son... "THE END"....
would you like me to give some name for those personalities in this story.. then, i will give the same name as people says to me...
The name of the medicine is PENICILLIN... of course, the farmer's son is SIR ALEXANDER FLEMING...
the noble king is LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL.. and the name of the king's son is SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL..
MORAL: "FICTION ALWAYS BE CHARMING"
If you're thinking this story rings too good to be true, you are absolutely right. "Charming as it is," observes a Churchill Centre page devoted to alleged convergences between the lives of Winston churchill and Alexander Fleming, "it is certainly fiction."
Among the reasons set forth in support of that moral are:
- There is no record of Winston Churchill nearly drowning in a Scottish bog when he was young.
- There is no record of Lord Randolph Churchill paying for Alexander Fleming's education.
- Though it is true that Winston Churchill contracted pneumonia more than once during World War II and was treated with an antibiotic called sulfadiazine ("M&B"), he was never, according to available medical records, treated with penicillin.
The Churchill Centre attributes the apocryphal tale, which has circulated in email form since 1999, to a 1950 book called "Worship Programs for Juniors" by Alice A. Bays and Elizabeth Jones Oakbery.