The Boy and the Nettles


A boy was stung by a Nettle. He ran home and told his Mother, saying, “Although I only touched it gently, it hurts me very much.”

“That was just why it stung you,” said his Mother. “The next time you touch a Nettle, grasp it boldly, and it will be soft as silk to your hand, and not in the least hurt you.”

Lesson: Whatever you do, do with all your might.

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