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Published by: Robin Joseph on Sep 02, 2011
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Inspiring Short Stories 
Compiledby Robin Joseph
Short Inspiring StoriesTe Four Wives
Te Four Wives
here was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wie the most and adornedher with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care o her and gave hernothing but the best.He also loved the 3rd wie very much. He’s very proud o her and always wanted to show o her to his riends. However, the merchant is always in great ear that she might run away withsome other men.He too, loved his 2nd wie. She is a very considerate person, always patient and in act is themerchant’s condante. Whenever the merchant aced some problems, he always turned to his2nd wie and she would always help him out and tide him through dicult times.Now, the merchant’s 1st wie is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions inmaintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care o the household. However, themerchant did not love the rst wie and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took noticeo her.One day, the merchant ell ill. Beore long, he knew that he was going to die soon. He thoughto his luxurious lie and told himsel, “Now I have 4 wives with me. But when I die, I’ll bealone. How lonely I’ll be!”Tus, he asked the 4th wie, “I loved you most, endowed you with the nest clothingand showered great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you ollow me and keep mecompany?” “No way!” replied the 4th wie and she walked away without another word.Te answer cut like a sharp knie right into the merchant’s heart. Te sad merchant thenasked the 3rd wie, “I have loved you so much or all my lie. Now that I’m dying, will youollow me and keep me company?” “No!” replied the 3rd wie. “Lie is so good over here! I’mgoing to remarry when you die!” Te merchant’s heart sank and turned cold.He then asked the 2nd wie, “I always turned to you or help and you’ve always helped me out.Now I need your help again. When I die, will you ollow me and keep me company?” “I’msorry, I can’t help you out this time!” replied the 2nd wie. “At the very most, I can only sendyou to your grave.” Te answer came like a bolt o thunder and the merchant was devastated.Ten a voice called out : “I’ll leave with you. I’ll ollow you no matter where you go.” Temerchant looked up and there was his rst wie. She was so skinny, almost like she sueredrom malnutrition. Greatly grieved, the merchant said, “I should have taken much better careo you while I could have !”

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