THE SON WHO RESCUED HIS FATHER’S LIFE
Many years ago, there was a country that had a weird custom; when the father aged, the son would take him somewhere and would drown him in the water. So, one day, an old man got up and together with his son, set off to go to the shore, where his son would push and throw him in the water. But the old man begged his son:
- Please, don’t drown me in this place because here’s where I have drowned my father once.
When the boy heard these words, he thought: ‘‘my father has drowned my grandfather, I’ll have to do the same thing, and my son will drown me too, when the time comes’’ .
When he thought this, he chose to rescue his father’s life. And when all the people of the country knew about this, they gathered and swore they would never drown their old fathers as they had done before.