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The stranger (writers island 3)

The prompt this time at writers island is 'The stranger'. This is my piece.
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The stranger

Really sorry--I have had to remove this post as it will soon appear in a book. Making it available online would have been very unfair to my publisher who has placed so much trust in me. I hope you enjoy the other posts as much as you enjoyed this one. A heartfelt thanks for your support and understanding.Thanks for continuing to read what I write.

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  1. Lovely sharing there.

    I love how you communicate with your children.

    What a wonderful & delightful experience they had!!:D

    beautiful pics.

    Cheeries!!

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  2. awww.. your kids are so cute!!!!
    :-)

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  3. hey, ps...so sweet... does leave you with a warm feeling inside...and teh kids DO look delighted...

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  4. hi.

    I thk people living in rural are are more kind than the urban one.

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  5. sweetsticky:Thanks! Communicatng with children--its what I do for a living!

    Busy writer:Thank you!

    Thinking aloud:This happened last year and they still remember how that man cahsed th goats!

    Sandhya:Yes--I think they are.

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  6. Heart warming act. We see so many such situations in our daily lives and yet so few of us notice them. You are one of them. I have always found in your writings, a person who has an eye for what most of think as "normal"

    :)

    I adore your interaction with your kids, hope I can be like you too..whenever....hehehe

    And I loved the pics.

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  7. Adi: Thanks!But the problem is I take everything to heart and 'feel' so much.And i hope you dont be like me!!!

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  8. The stranger who touched your heart..hhhmmm!!

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  9. Oh my God... such sweet sweet pics.... And the kid looks happy too :-D

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  10. J: heh heh--he sure brought a smile to my children's face and that ALWAYS scored brownie points!

    Ritu: :-)

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  11. hi!
    My first time here. i really liked your blog and your template is awesome and very different. Will keep coming here often :)
    http://aargeesworld.wordpress.com

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  12. Strange are the ways of life..when help comes unexpectedly and without any expectation,its just too wonderful..sort of Gods gift
    The smile on the strangers face in the pic matches that of your wonderful cute kids..nice one
    Tc
    Cu

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  13. aargee:Thanks!!Nice to bump into you --vitually!

    CU: I felt it was quite nice of him to go out of the way and chase those goat kids all around just so that my children would have the pleasure of holding them!

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  14. good to know about the kindness, it kind of makes me believe in good more.

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  15. http://grevathi.blogsome.com/2007/10/25/stranger/

    Inspired by you

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  16. Im sure the "stranger" must be equally happy to be the reason of those wonderful smiles on those cute faces :)
    a very thoughtful gesture though...

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  17. Ohhhhhh so sweet :) kids look all thrilled

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  18. Ohhhhhh so sweet :) kids look all thrilled

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  19. cute pics. lovely post. Can really see how delighted your kids were.

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  20. There is much in this world to make our children sad and to fill us with fear for their future. The gift of laughter is something easily recieved but sometimes an effort to give..in this case chasing two Kids around a field to delight your children was worth his effort you'll agree! the look on their faces says it was.Lovely! the stranger is often the Angel.

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  21. Wonderful heart-warming story, Preeti :)
    I know how I was (still am) fascinated with cute animals, so I know how happy they must've been :) How sweet.

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  22. Oh what a lovely story. It is so wonderful that these random acts of kindness makes live so much fun.
    We had once two little goats as well. We had a lot of fun with them till they got older, because they kept escaping. They can jump high. So we gave them away.

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  23. What a nice attitude from that man, one can see your kids' eyes flashing with excitement!

    The good-looking stranger in his simple but elegant garment somehow reminded me of the shepherds from ancient greek mythology. :)

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  24. Nothing can beat the joy of seeing the children enjoy small pleasures like these.....your kids sure do lovely here....

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  25. PS this is a wonderful 'feeling' post! U r such a sensitive soul...and I like that.

    **Yet his face, and more importantly his act of kindness, has occupied space in my memory

    That has happened to me many times...sometimes I cry for strangers...


    That was a heartwarming gesture from and u too. Cute lil goats and cute kids too. Rich or poor, we all feel the same love when we see innocent animals...how universal is that!


    Keshi.

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  26. He's really kind for doing that and hope a lot people around behave the same way he did.

    As for you, you're such a sweet mom to have those priceless moment with your kids.

    You and that stranger both want children to make happy ;0)

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  27. So sweet, looks like the kids enjoyed every moment of it :)

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  28. So sweet, looks like the kids enjoyed every moment of it :)

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  29. Those photos are beautiful and their joy is quite palpable. Random acts of small kindnesses really do make a big difference adn this just proves it!

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  30. I love the way you write from your heart....your children are adorable!! Purvi looks mischevious and atul looks cute!! :) God bless..

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  31. What a treasured memory this man, by his act of kindness, gave to your children. They will always look at these pictures and remember the lesson of goodness.

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  32. The looks of joy on your children's faces is just priceless. This is such a heart warming story. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. An experience your children will never forget. Beautiful.

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  34. hey.. ur daughter looks exactly like u.. esply tat cute smile on her face!

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  35. :)...seeing ur children that happy wud hve made his day also...jeez man, tht guy looks fit...maybe i shud chase goats arnd too

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  36. very happy and enriching pics!

    :)
    nice

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  37. Rambler:Stories of gooness always warm the heart--dont you agree?

    Revathi:am honoured.Left a comment too.

    Pri:yes--that never occured to me!

    Chitra:They were!

    Padma:Yep!!

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  38. niall;yes--the gift of laughetr and forgetting!

    DM:Thanks!

    Marja:Oh yes--they can really jump.

    Guto:A greek from Kerala!Beautiful culture fusion.

    Prats:Keshi:Thanks!!

    Reign:I was glad they got to pet them.

    Misti:They did!

    Bob-Kat:Sure does make a diff!

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  39. Pretty woman:Thanks!

    Annie:I hope they do.Thanks for stopping by!

    Herb:Thanks for stopping by!

    Nessa,abhishek:Thanks!

    Tys:Yep--you should try it.Less boring than a treadmill :-)

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  40. I did not find the comment :(

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  41. The kids look happy and all... nice to hear the story and all... just one thing though... I was quite put off by the way you wrote: Maybe WE were a source of amusement to HIM!

    Why do you sound like you'd be surprised if he were amused by you? Isn't that kind of expected?

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  42. ... :Truly hadn't thought of it like that.But now that you mention it maybe it sounded like that.Have made changes.And why is it expected..I never laugh at villagers.

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  43. People who live in village are very kind and innocent..thy wil do anythg to make happy people thy like..wont hesitate even to giv their life..thy are not educated by thy are more cultured than educated at times..

    akki photos are simply cute..i thk athul and purvi are really lucky to hav such a lovg mother like u..the cute smile on their face givs a warmth feeling to us(the readers)
    thankz...akki

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  44. Wonderful! Loved looking at the pics! And everytime I read about children asking and looking for such simple pleasures in life makes me think "Why can't we adults learn to be like them?"

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