BAD LUCK MAY BRING GOOD FORTUNE. IF IT DOESN’T, THEN IT AT LEAST TEACHES YOU HOW TO RELISH GOOD TIMES.
A long time ago a farmer was envied by his neighbour for owning a beautiful white horse. One day, when the horse ran away, the neighbour came to console the farmer, for such bad luck…but the farmer answered …Maybe.
The next day, the horse returned with two more wild horses, and the neighbour visited the farmer again and beamed at his good luck…and the farmer answered…Maybe.
On the third day, the farmer’s son fell from the back of the wild horse and broke his leg. The neighbour visited again and tried to be sympathetic with the farmer. The farmer answered, maybe…
When the fourth day arrived, a few army officials came to the village to draft young villagers for recruits in the army, but left the farmer’s son as he had a broken leg. The neighbour once again visited the farmer and congratulated the farmer for his good luck.
Maybe…said the farmer.