Fisherman’s Story: Doctor’s pain

A trader was going to Kasi by boat.

*Chapter 1* – Casualty
On the way, his boat started sinking. He saw a fisherman on a nearby boat and asked him to take him aboard and save him. He told the fisherman that otherwise he would drown and die. And that if he took him aboard, then he would give him all his property. The fisherman agreed.

 

*Chapter 2* – ICU
Once the boat started moving safely towards the shore, the trader regained his senses and started repenting for having offered all his property to the fisherman. Then he told the fisherman that although he was ready to give him all his property, his wife would not agree to it, so he would only give him half of it, as he had to give the other half to his wife and family. The fisherman kept silent and continued rowing towards the shore.

*Chapter 3* – Ward
Then the trader wondered why he had offered him half his property. What great thing had he done by saving him from the river? It is his duty to ferry people across, and, after all, protecting others is only humane. He was just doing his duty and would have committed a sin if he had not saved him. He had actually protected the fisherman from committing a sin. So he told the fisherman he would only give him a quarter of his property. The fisherman did not make a sound.

*Epilogue* – At time of discharge
When they reached the shore, the trader gave him a five rupee coin and said “you take this. Have tea for yourself and get some biscuits for your children.’”

Later he sued the fisherman because of the abrasion he had sustained while the fisherman pulled him out of water.

He filed a case saying that all problems he has today is because of the abrasion and not because of near drowning.

The court ruled that not only the fisherman was negligent but also money minded.

Any relation to medical profession is coincidental

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