SUMMARY OF THE LESSON
It was Christmas Eve. Ray's old-clock shop was still open even at that late hour. The old and deaf owner was repairing a clock he had sold that very day.
He stood up to close the shop. Just then he saw two men coming to his shop. One was in his twenties, the other was close to fifty. The younger one stayed at the door. The older man did not seem friendly.
Ray kept his head cool. He wrote on a paper how he might help him. He pointed to the board with old-clocks and watches hanging on it. He did not lend money on security. But he was gentle enough to help the needy.
The older man took out his wrist watch from his pocket. He asked how much the shopkeeper would give him for that. He was surely in a bad situation. His great need had brought him to Ray's shop.
Ray was very kind and generous. He loaned more than the watch was worth for. He pulled out a fifty dollar note from the cash box. He put it into the man's hand. They both knew that the watch wasn't worth that much.
The man before walking out of the shop wrote that he would be back to take away his watch soon. He also wrote 'Merry Christmas' .
Soon the clocks struck the midnight hour all together. They gave timeless message of.peace, hope and goodwill in the world.