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The Three Dolls

A sage presented a prince with a set of three small dolls. The prince was not amused.

“Am I a girl that you give me dolls?” – He asked.

“This is a gift for a future king,” Said the sage. “If you look carefully, you’ll see a hole in the ear of each doll.”

The sage handed him a piece of string. “Pass it through each doll.” – He said.

Intrigued, the prince picked up the first doll and put the string into the ear. It came out from the other ear. “This is one type of person,” said the sage, “whatever you tell him, comes out from the other ear. He doesn’t retain anything.”

The prince put the string into the second doll. It came out from the mouth. “This is the second type of person,” said the sage, “whatever you tell him, he tells everybody else.”

The prince picked up the third doll and repeated the process. The string did not come out. “This is the third type of person,” said the sage, “whatever you tell him is locked up within him. It never comes out.”

“What is the best type of person?” – Asked the prince.

The sage handed him a fourth doll, in answer. When the prince put the string into the doll, it came out from the other ear.

“Do it again.” – Said the sage.

The prince repeated the process. This time the string came out from the mouth. When he put the string in a third time, it did not come out at all.

“This is the best type of person,” said the sage. “To be trustworthy, a man must know when not to listen, when to remain silent and when to speak out.”

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{ 24 comments… add one }
  • Elvis October 22, 2017, 4:21 am

    Just Awesome!!!?

  • Eliza April 28, 2015, 5:50 pm

    Soooo nice very good

  • Hitesh February 11, 2015, 2:25 am

    When People are nervous that was time read this kind of story really helpful for dream achievement.

  • Skylar January 29, 2015, 10:32 pm

    This is an amazing story, sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clear. (I am 12)

  • shahista Ali January 17, 2015, 7:27 am

    too good

  • Adeeb January 12, 2015, 1:18 pm

    Wonderful story

  • Moni Singh January 2, 2015, 11:14 am

    It is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Noel January 2, 2015, 5:34 am

    I will treasure such story….

  • Gauri August 29, 2014, 7:39 am

    Nice story for every age group.

  • Sathya July 12, 2014, 3:37 am

    A very interesting story…. nice…..

  • Janu June 18, 2014, 5:17 am

    Nice story

  • Ema May 28, 2014, 3:56 pm

    Nice story.

  • Dev May 26, 2014, 8:08 am

    Simply superb story!!. Excellent meaning in it. Thank you for upload a wonderful story which help in out daily life. I really appreciated.

  • Bhuvaneswari May 18, 2014, 11:35 pm

    Life related!

  • Camilia March 27, 2014, 1:35 pm

    Wonderful story.

  • Newman March 22, 2014, 5:57 am

    Nice piece

  • Atulya March 20, 2014, 9:57 am

    Wide eyed sage and really adorable concept.

  • Mosope March 19, 2014, 2:31 pm

    Wonderful piece

  • Joseph Jacob March 19, 2014, 7:25 am


  • Sanjay March 19, 2014, 12:15 am

    Very nice and reality of life

  • Rachel March 18, 2014, 3:54 pm

    Nice one indeed! Thanks for sharing.

  • Andy March 18, 2014, 2:46 pm

    Nice story!

  • Hitesh March 18, 2014, 1:42 pm

    Good…something new with some modifications…

  • Trust March 18, 2014, 12:25 pm


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