The Three Dolls

by Stephen on March 18, 2014 · 24 comments

in Awakening

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… read them below or add one }

1 Trust March 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm


2 Hitesh March 18, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Good…something new with some modifications…

3 Andy March 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Nice story!

4 Rachel March 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Nice one indeed! Thanks for sharing.

5 Sanjay March 19, 2014 at 12:15 am

Very nice and reality of life

6 Joseph Jacob March 19, 2014 at 7:25 am


7 Mosope March 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Wonderful piece

8 Atulya March 20, 2014 at 9:57 am

Wide eyed sage and really adorable concept.

9 Newman March 22, 2014 at 5:57 am

Nice piece

10 Camilia March 27, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Wonderful story.

11 Bhuvaneswari May 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Life related!

12 Dev May 26, 2014 at 8:08 am

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13 Ema May 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Nice story.

14 Janu June 18, 2014 at 5:17 am

Nice story

15 Sathya July 12, 2014 at 3:37 am

A very interesting story…. nice…..

16 Gauri August 29, 2014 at 7:39 am

Nice story for every age group.

17 Noel January 2, 2015 at 5:34 am

I will treasure such story….

18 Moni Singh January 2, 2015 at 11:14 am

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

19 Adeeb January 12, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Wonderful story

20 shahista Ali January 17, 2015 at 7:27 am

too good

21 Skylar January 29, 2015 at 10:32 pm

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

22 Hitesh February 11, 2015 at 2:25 am

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

23 Eliza April 28, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Soooo nice very good

24 Elvis October 22, 2017 at 4:21 am

Just Awesome!!!?

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