Thursday, February 27, 2014

The richest man in the World

When Bill Gates was a young boy, he had a pet crow. He tried to teach the bird how to speak, introducing a new word every day.

It was disappointing for him as the crow would not make any sound, until one day the crow uttered the words, "Bill, someday you will become the richest man in the world".

Bill was amazed. He wanted to learn more but the crow became quiet and would not utter another word. So, he decided to go to a gypsy fortune-teller. The old lady looked into her crystal ball and said, "You are destined to be the richest man in the world, but you need to perform a simple task."

When she told Bill what is to be done, he ran home, full of excitement. Bill's mother found him cooking something in the kitchen the next morning.

She asked him what he was doing and he replied, "Mother, do you remember what the crow said to me the other day?"

His mother said, "Right Bill, but what are you cooking?"

"Well," said Bill, "I went to see the Gypsy fortune-teller and she confirmed what the crow had to say!"

"Wow, that's wonderful!" said his mother, "But what is it that you are cooking in the pot?"

"Well, the gypsy woman told me that I needed to do a simple thing to get my fortune!"

His mother said impatiently, "Yes Bill, now will you tell me what are you cooking?"

His eyes gleaming, Bill Gates replied "Well, she asked me to make MY CROW SOFT!!"