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 Betreff des Beitrags: Who 'll take the son? - A moving story!
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Yesterday at a Christmas Dinner this text was read. :nick

I 'd like to post it here now. :)

Did anyone know this text before? :wiwi


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WHO' LL TAKE THE SON?

A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works
of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso
to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire
the great works of art.

When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to
war. He was very courageous and died in battle while
rescuing another soldier. The father was notified and
grieved deeply for his only son.

About a month later, just before Christmas, there was
a knock at the door. A young man stood at the
door with a large package in his hands.

He said, "Sir, you don't know me, but I am the soldier
for whom your son gave his life. He saved many
lives that day, and he was carrying me to safety
when a bullet struck him in the heart and he died
instantly. He often talked about you, and your love for art.

The young man held out his package. "I know this isn't
much. I'm not really a great artist, but I think your son
would have wanted you to have this."

The father opened the package. It was a portrait of his son,
painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the
soldier had captured the personality of his son in the
painting. The father was so drawn to the eyes that his own
eyes welled up with tears. He thanked the young man
and offered to pay him for the picture.
"Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did
for me. It's a gift."

The father hung the portrait over his mantle. Every time
visitors came to his home he took them to see the
portrait of his son before he showed them any of the
other great works he had collected.

The man died a few months later. There was to be a
great auction of his paintings. Many influential people
gathered, excited over seeing the great paintings
and having an opportunity to purchase one for their
collection. On the platform sat the painting of the son.

The auctioneer pounded his gavel.
"We will start the bidding with this picture of the son. Who will
bid for this picture?" There was silence. Then a voice in the
back of the room shouted. "We want to see the famous
paintings. Skip this one." But the auctioneer persisted.
"Will someone bid for this painting? Who will start the
bidding? $100, $200?" Another voice shouted angrily.
"We didn't come to see this painting. We came to see
the Van Goghs, the Rembrandts. Get on with the real bids!"
But still the auctioneer continued. "The son! The son! Who'll
take the son?" Finally, a voice came from the very back of the
room. It was the longtime gardener of the man and his
son. "I'll give $10 for the painting."

Being a poor man, it was all he could afford. "We have $10,
who will bid $20?" "Give it to him for $10. Let's see the masters."
"$10 is the bid, won't someone bid $20?" The crowd was
becoming angry. They didn't want the picture of the son.
They wanted the more worthy investments for their collections.
The auctioneer pounded the gavel. "Going once, twice, SOLD
for $10!" A man sitting on the second row shouted, now get
on with the collection!"

The auctioneer laid down his gavel. "I'm sorry, the
auction is over." "What about the paintings?" "I am
sorry. When I was called to conduct this auction, I
was told of a secret stipulation in the will. I was not
allowed to reveal that stipulation until this time.
Only the painting of the son would be auctioned.
Whoever bought that painting would inherit the
entire estate, including the paintings. The man who
took the son gets every thing!"



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The man who took the son gets everything! :nick

Great story! :thumbsup

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Yesterday at a Christmas Dinner this text was read. :nick
Zitat:

WHO' LL TAKE THE SON?

A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works
of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso
to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire
the great works of ...


What a cool story...

At the first sentence - i thought ...oh a Dorian Gray story..but it wasn't.

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What a cool story...



With a surprise ending! :nick

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