Friend in Need
Mr.E.H.Burtan is a gentle looking decent man on any counts.
He was fairly well established in business.
Once a known person in bankruptcy approaches him for a job.
This person by drinking and poor habits has already become
week and aged,eventough he was only 35.Burton asks what he knows or what can he do best..
He says he was a good swimmer in younger days.He offers him a job to swim
around creek of Tarumi to locate the currents,from that afternoon.
The job seeker was little reluctant,as he was not in good shape nowadays..
But had to accept as there was no other way and he had no money
But the story says,He never turned up from the swim.
When asked whether he knew this will happen,Burtan shrugs
his shoulder,smiles and say
he did not had a vacancy at that time.
This a story by the great story teller,W.Somerset Maugham by name
"Friend in need'.When I read this story recently,I thought many of friends and well-wishers
who ask is to attend the association are like this.?They very well know we will not
recover after that.