THE RUDE OLD MAN ( Short Story)


  All the children of that small colony called him, "Uncle Rude!". He lived alone in a big house.People talked about him that he lost his wife and his only son in an accident. The loneliness and the pain of losing the loved ones made him a rude person. His house was park facing, that very big park was the only park in that colony where children of that small township came everyday to play, chat and relax after finishing their homework. The reason of calling the old man, "Uncle Rude!" was that he always forbade the children from playing in the park. Poor children! They had no other place to play, where would they go? All work and no play is not good for children.      
 The children complained about him to their parents. The parents tried many times to convince the old man but he wouldn't listen! He was a very nasty person. As he was too old so the parents did not want to make an issue. They told the children that they should try to play quietly in the park. For some days the kids tried to play without making any noise but how could they? It is but natural that when children are together there would be some noise. Again, the old man started to scare the children and stopped them from playing. 

One day when he was shouting at the kids," You naughty kids go from here and never come here again!". Suddenly from somewhere a big dog came there. The old man who was already in a very bad mood, picked up his stick and tried to hit the dog. The dog bit the old man's hand. The old man's hand was bleeding, he was really in pain. He sat down and started crying like a child. Though he always behaved badly with the children, they went near him to see him. They felt pity for him and wanted to help him. One of them said, " Please don't cry uncle my mother is a doctor, I am going to call her here". The other kids helped him to stand and made him sit on a bench. Meanwhile that kid returned with his mother, who brought a medical box with her. She treated him, the parents of other children also came there because one of the kids informed them about the whole incident. They took the old man into his house.
The old man was overwhelmed by this kind gesture of the small kids and their parents. He became very emotional and began to feel extremely sorry for his bad behavior towards the lovely, helpful kids.He decided that he would live with the kids and the people of that place nicely and would never misbehave with them again.    
And  now Uncle rude has become a dude. He even comes in the park daily to play and chat with the kids, tells them interesting stories. The loneliness of his life has gone. Little angels have made his life beautiful again.
                               - Aunt Mary 
                                       

26 comments:

  1. "Now uncle rude has become a dude" Aunt Mary, that made me laugh.

    Lovely story with a moral and a happy ending.

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    1. I am glad that my story made you laugh!
      Thank you for your kind visit....You are a true supporter always :)

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  2. Wow! beautiful story! i like it!
    Children will definitely love it too!
    Uncle Rude is now Uncle Dude!

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  3. love the story
    Uncle Rude has a new call from children, uncle Dude. :D

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    1. Thank you my happy child, isn' t it cool?
      Glad that you liked the story.

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH AND WELCOME TO MY BLOG.

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  5. Ahw!!...such a sweet story! Great that you found apt pics to fit in the story...Good work! :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Valli for your beautiful words.....Yes! You are right I found apt pictures for it. :)

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  6. Nice story! And well animated with gifs. I am sure kids will love it.

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    1. Thank you Ramakant for your kind visit and beautiful words.

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  7. Lovely story, thanks for sharing in. I love Uncle Dude - he's cool!

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    1. Thanks a lot Barbara. :D YES!!! UNCLE DUDE IS COOL

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  8. Très très jolie histoire et je suis heureuse d'avoir pu la lire en Français ! Très bonne idée d'avoir mis un "translate" à votre blog ! Si un jour vous voulez "partager" l'un de vos contes sur l'un de mes blogs,où l'on post tout ce qui rend heureux, mes pages vous sont ouvertes ! Ma journée va être plus belle après avoir lu cette belle histoire...
    http://www.mariedacruzmonblogestunroman.com

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    1. I translated your beautiful words
      Very very nice story and I'm glad to have read it in French! Very good idea to have put a "translate" your blog! If one day you want to "share" one of your stories on one of my blogs where we post everything that makes you happy, my pages are open! My day will be more beautiful after reading this beautiful story ...
      http://www.mariedacruzmonblogestunroman.com

      Thanks a lot for your kind visit,I will consider about sharing my post on your blog.I am happy that my story made your day beautiful

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  9. Its really a heart touching story. My kids enjoyed listening it and I would like to share it with others...

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  10. I am happy that your kids liked it ,thanks a lot for the beautiful words.

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  11. Lovely moral story! Too bad that the old man had to learn the hard way. I like the images you've chosen to accompany the story, also your other posts. Your blog is like a beautiful children's playground, Aunt Mary. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you so much Zunnur! Yes I am lucky that I got suitable pictures for my story. I love children and thus would be very happy if they enjoy my blog. :)
      Please keep in touch :)

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