A Farmer's Son

There’s an old farmer whose only income comes from planting rice and sweet potatoes.  His only son, a very loving one, helps him in cultivating the ground.  Together they wake up very early in the morning to start working.

Because of the meager money they earn, the farmer’s son finished high school but did not pursue any further education.  Although, being a very industrious man, he still works as a tricycle driver.  He usually drive in the afternoon after lunch leaving his father working in the field – with just a few things left to do since he had helped his old father already earlier in the day.  He saves this extra income for his future family and emergency needs.

One night, police came up to their humble Nipa hut and arrested the young man.  He was charged for a crime he did not commit – the murder of an affluent guy who is his rival over a girl they’re both courting in the same village they’re all living in.  He was being framed up but because the guy belongs to a very rich family, false justice falls on him so swiftly.  He was jailed for a lifetime.
Meanwhile, the aggrieved father continues with farming.  Although, there were times he misses his son especially on the days he’d feel ill and weak.  He wrote to his son one day: “Son, age is becoming of me and there is no one to help me plow the soil.  If you are here, I’m sure you’ll lend a hand.  It will be a great comfort to me”.

The son received the letter and touched his heart so much he thought he bled for his father.  He then wrote back: “Father, don’t till it.  That’s where I buried my guns”.

The police read his letter before sending it to his father.  And before his surprised father finished reading his note, the police showed up and dug their field in search for the guns he said he buried under in separate places.  However, they did not find anything.  They all head back to the headquarters puzzled.

The next day, the son wrote to his father again saying: “Father, now you can go on with planting.  That’s the only thing I can do from here”.

(This is just a fiction story.  I don't intend to put a certain gender or profession under bad light).


  1. this one is a free-spirited story yet very heart-warming.. one proof that no matter what, there's always a way..

    1. Hehe..yes the lesson is to find a way. :-) Although in real life we probably wouldn't do this even if we thought of doing that. :-D

    2. Gulo yata ng comment ko...hehe basta ibig sabihin maisip man natin yun di pa rin natin gagawin sa tunay na buhay -malamang.

    3. For a moment, I was trying to figure out why the son told his father that he buried his guns in the farm although he knows there are nothing.

      Matalinong bata.

  2. Hehe...yes, matalino yet risky 'yong ginawa niya. In real life, we sometimes tend to do risky step/decision - 'yong iba matalinong move while 'yong iba stupid. :D

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  4. Thank you Kulwant. I'll be sure to check that. =)

  5. wow, that was one very inspiring story. I loved it. You know it sounds a lot like Bollywood movies stories.

  6. Mautak na bata. Three thumbs up!


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