A peaceful farmer
April 23, 2013
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This is a story I heard many years ago. It was told as an actual happening, I think the location may have been in Ontario and the time at least 100 years ago.
A Mennonite farmer, we’ll call him Samuel, one day noticed a large quantity of grain was missing from one of his bins. Being a peaceful man, he told no one about it, not even his wife.
Months passed, then one day a neighbour dropped by to pass the time of day with Samuel. During the conversation, he casually remarked, “Say, I heard you had some grain stolen a while back.”
Samuel replied, just as calmly: “Well, if I were you I wouldn’t tell anybody about it, because you and I are the only two people who know it happened.”
I never heard what the neighbour did next, but evidently his troubled conscience had pushed him into revealing his guilt.