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PostGold on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 10:34 pm

Honesty is the best Policy


In the olden day of Idoma tradition, there was a king by the name of Adama Oko. The king was at his late seventies.He was getting old, but he lack an heir, worried him a lot. He consulted with the queen and his elders, and decided to appoint an honest child as the prince. For this purpose, he decided to test who is the most honest of them all.

He proclaimed, ‘I will distribute seeds to all the children in the kingdom. The child, who grows the biggest plant within three months, will become prince or princess.’

Okoh, a poor farmer’s son, was among those children who took the seed from the king. He planted it in a pot with great care and watered it regularly. In spite of this, the plant did not appear. He tried changing the soil, tried putting the plant in a different pot, but nothing worked. At last the day came when all the children had to go to king to show him the plant they had grown. They started walking to the palace, dressed in their best, holding beautiful plants in their hands. Only Oko stood sadly, watching them go by.

His father had watched him working hard with the seed and felt sorry for him.

‘Why don’t you go to the king with the empty pot?’he suggested. ‘At least he will know you tried your best.’ So Oko joined the others outside the palace, holding his empty pot in his hand. Tears rolled down his cheeks hearing the laughter around him.

Soon the king arrived and began his inspection. The pots held flowers of different shades, looked beautiful and healthy, but the king did not look happy. At the end of the line stood Oko, and when the king reached him, he stopped in surprise.

‘Child, why have you come with an empty pot? Could you not grow anything?’ Oko looked down and said, ‘Forgive me, Your Highness. I tried my best, I gave it the best soil, watered it regularly, but the plant would not grow. I assure you, I tried my best.’ The king smiled at him and enveloped his arms around him. He announced, ‘Here is the crown prince! I had given everyone roasted seeds, which would never grow, just to see which child was the most honest one and would admit that he or she had not been able to grow anything. Only this boy told the truth, I am sure he will rule this kingdom one day with truth and honesty.’
Indeed that was what happened.

Oko stayed with the king and learnt how to rule. Few years later when the king died, Oko
came to the throne and ruled Idoma people justly for many years. He got the reward for being honest.

Do you believe that "Honesty is the Best Policy? question "
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PostFavour on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 10:53 pm

Your essay is cool. Soo interesting
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PostGold on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 11:00 pm

thank you @Favour
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PostLabister on Sat 18 Jun 2016, 5:32 am

Though the story is fiction, i still believe is gives one moral lesson to be very honest despite the result. But how many of us will behave like that little boy?

If you divide the people in this world into hundred. I will this believe that one part out of the hundred will be found as people who are honesty and even in that one part of hundred, the honest ones will still be dotted in their mist.

Peeple prefer short-cuts, lies, decits, etc.

My point is I believe that people are still honest but they are very few, very insignificant.
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PostDongreat on Sat 18 Jun 2016, 10:04 am

Honesty is the best legacy one can posses. But few possesses it
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PostXflint on Sat 18 Jun 2016, 6:55 pm

Guys short cut better pass all these sermon
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PostFakegun on Sun 19 Jun 2016, 4:15 pm

sweet stories
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PostLillian on Mon 20 Jun 2016, 1:35 am

I believe that honesty is the best policy
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PostFakegun on Tue 21 Jun 2016, 1:53 pm

@Lillian wrote:I believe that honesty is the best policy

You sure? wink
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PostParadise2 on Wed 06 Jul 2016, 10:11 pm

@Xflint wrote:Guys short cut better pass all these sermon
i believe you die
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PostGoodluck on Tue 12 Jul 2016, 7:33 pm

@Paradise2 wrote:
@Xflint wrote:Guys short cut better pass all these sermon
i believe you die
Dey guy the joke.....
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PostPastor Silas on Tue 19 Jul 2016, 9:21 am

I still believe that honesty is the best policy one can acquire though the reward for being honest may tally but it must surely come.


You must know that 80% of people who are around you don't care about your troubles and problems and 15% of the people who are around you are very happy that you are having that problem while 5% of the people
can't do anything about your troubles and problems.

So, put your trust in God alone and let him be the only one you should pour out your troubles and problems to.
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PostAshawo on Tue 26 Jul 2016, 8:39 pm

@Gold wrote:

Honesty is the best Policy


In the olden day of Idoma tradition, there was a king by the name of Adama Oko. The king was at his late seventies.He was getting old, but he lack an heir, worried him a lot. He consulted with the queen and his elders, and decided to appoint an honest child as the prince. For this purpose, he decided to test who is the most honest of them all.

He proclaimed, ‘I will distribute seeds to all the children in the kingdom. The child, who grows the biggest plant within three months, will become prince or princess.’

Okoh, a poor farmer’s son, was among those children who took the seed from the king. He planted it in a pot with great care and watered it regularly. In spite of this, the plant did not appear. He tried changing the soil, tried putting the plant in a different pot, but nothing worked. At last the day came when all the children had to go to king to show him the plant they had grown. They started walking to the palace, dressed in their best, holding beautiful plants in their hands. Only Oko stood sadly, watching them go by.

His father had watched him working hard with the seed and felt sorry for him.

‘Why don’t you go to the king with the empty pot?’he suggested. ‘At least he will know you tried your best.’ So Oko joined the others outside the palace, holding his empty pot in his hand. Tears rolled down his cheeks hearing the laughter around him.

Soon the king arrived and began his inspection. The pots held flowers of different shades, looked beautiful and healthy, but the king did not look happy. At the end of the line stood Oko, and when the king reached him, he stopped in surprise.

‘Child, why have you come with an empty pot? Could you not grow anything?’ Oko looked down and said, ‘Forgive me, Your Highness. I tried my best, I gave it the best soil, watered it regularly, but the plant would not grow. I assure you, I tried my best.’ The king smiled at him and enveloped his arms around him. He announced, ‘Here is the crown prince! I had given everyone roasted seeds, which would never grow, just to see which child was the most honest one and would admit that he or she had not been able to grow anything. Only this boy told the truth, I am sure he will rule this kingdom one day with truth and honesty.’
Indeed that was what happened.

Oko stayed with the king and learnt how to rule. Few years later when the king died, Oko
came to the throne and ruled Idoma people justly for many years. He got the reward for being honest.

Do you believe that "Honesty is the Best Policy? question "
Nice wrte up
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PostParadise on Tue 04 Oct 2016, 6:26 pm

Nice one


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