A Wise and Thoughtful Farmer

In Germany, during the war, (Remember, this was written in the 1840’s – Hentycrew) a captain of cavalry was ordered out on a foraging expedition.  Finding in the midst of a valley, a small cottage, he approached, and knocking at the door, it was opened by an old man, with a beard silvered by age.  “Father,” said the officer, “show me a field where I may set my troop to forage in.”  The old man complied, and after a quarter of an hour’s march, came to a fine field of barley.  “Here is what we are in search of,” exclaimed the captain, “father, you are a true and faithful guide.”  “Wait yet a few minutes,” replied the old man, “follow me a little farther.”  The march was resumed, and at the distance of a mile, they arrived at another field of barley.  The troop alighted, cut down the grain, trussed it, and remounted.  The officer thereupon said to his conductor, “Father, you have given yourself and us unnecessary trouble; the first field was far better than this.”  “Very true, sir,” replied the good old man, “but it was not mine.


About William Moore

I am a Christian, saved and living by God's grace. I am doing this blog on a book called, "The World of Religious Anecdote," or, as I like to call it, "Christian Anecdotes." The reason why I am doing this blog, on a book, instead of about myself, is because there are so many unedifying things in the world, so that we, as Christians, need to take the world and subdue it for our Lord. I believe and hope that is what I am doing here, in this blog. I try to do my posts twice a week, in order to keep the flow going. I hope you enjoy reading, learning, and sharing this book, "Christian Anecdotes."
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