The young boy and the old man

27 Giu


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“Sometimes I drop my spoon,” said the young boy.
“Sometimes I do that, too,” said the old man.
“Sometimes I wet my pants,” whispered the young boy.
“That happens to me, too,” laughed the old man.
“I often cry,” said the young boy.
The old man nodded, “So do I.”
“But worst of all,” said the young boy, “grown-ups rarely pay any attention to me.”
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand, “I know what you mean,” said the old man.

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8 risposte a “The young boy and the old man

  1. BernarDino

    27 giugno 2017 at 21:34

    Exciting for those who, like me, have a grandchild
    Hi dear Prof.

    • Tony

      27 giugno 2017 at 22:16

      Are you sure you mean “exciting”, Dino?

      • BernarDino

        28 giugno 2017 at 08:35

        Perhaps is better touching than exciting. Isn’t it?

        • Tony

          28 giugno 2017 at 09:17

          Exactly. But you should say, “Perhaps touching is better than exciting, isn’t it?” Or, if you want an impersonal construct then you could say, “Perhaps it is better to use touching rather than exciting, isn’t it?” However, it is a longer construct. Your choice. 🙂

          • BernarDino

            28 giugno 2017 at 12:19

            Thanks Prof, now all is clear.

  2. roberta

    27 giugno 2017 at 19:08



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