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Intermediate Stories F.Sc F.A I.C.S NotesThe Horse and The Messenger.

          Intermediate Stories The Horse and The Messenger.

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In olden times, there was a royal messenger. He was faithful but hasty by temperament. One day, the king ordered him to convey an important message to the commander of his army. The king asked him to deliver the message swiftly. He set out on his journey at once. At the time of departure, he noticed that a nail from one of the shoes of the horse was missing. As he was in haste, he neglected it. He made his horse gallop. When he covered half of the distance, he realized that the horse was limping. He got off the horse to see the problem. To his grief, he discovered that one of the shoes of the horse had gone off. In embarrassment, he made the horse run even faster. After sometime, the horse fell down and died. The messenger ran wildly. At last, he reached battlefield but he was too late. The king's army had been defeated because of no delivery of the message. He cursed himself for not being careful about the nail but it was too late to mend.


  • A Stitch in time saves nine.

Written By: Asad Hussain