The Rich Man-The Cow-and Two Traveling Angels-A Short Chritmas Story-
I read this story somewhere years ago, and though it had no author attached to it and I can not remember exactly how it was written I thought it a really nice story to share and so, I have written what I remember of it as close as I can remember to what I had read , and the point made remains the same.
Two Traveling Angels
Two traveling Angels appearing cold, poor, hungry and in need of a place to stay for the evening knock on the door of a mansion.
The owner of the mansion refuses to allow them to stay in the main house.
"Put them up for the evening in the basement." He insisted to his butler.
That evening as the angels lay in the cold basement the elder angel notices a large hole in the wall and immediately seals it up.
While traveling the very next day the younger angel asked , "Why did you help that man? He had a huge house and plenty of food, but refused to share and made us sleep in the cold , cold basement."
."Nothing is as it seems." Replied the elder angel.
The very next evening the angels come upon the home of a poor farmer and his wife.
The couple allow them in , feed them supper and since the angels appear exhausted, the poor couple insit the angels sleep in their bed that evening.
The very next morning upon awakening to the screams and sobbing of horror and despair coming from the farmers wife , the younger angel looks out into the field,
Marie, the farmer's only dairy cow and sole source of income lay dead in the field.
Angrily , the Younger angel asks the elder angel, "How could you let this happen.? The poor farmer and his wife gave all they had, yet you let their only cow die!"
The rich man offered no food and made us sleep in the cold, cold, basement yet you helped him, you fixed his wall!"
"Nothing is as it seems." The elder angel replied.
"There was gold in that wall. Since the rich man refused to share what he had I sealed the wall up so that he would never find it.
Last night when the Angel of Death came for the poor farmers wife, I gave him the cow instead."
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