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Mrs. Gomes' Cure

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In a small town near Delhi, there lived an old lady names Mrs. Gomes. She lived all alone in a big house. She was a very wise and courageous lady.

However, due to old age her eyesight got weaker day by day and one day she turned completely blind. This made her life very difficult. After talking with some of her neighbours, she came to know about a doctor who could cure her.

So, she called the doctor to her house. He said, “I can cure you of your blindness but my fees are very high.” Mrs. Gomes said, “Money is not a problem at all. But you won’t get a single rupee if you don’t cure me.” The doctor agreed.

The doctor started visiting Mrs. Gomes daily to cure her. During his visits, he noticed that Mrs. Gomes was quite well-to-do and had very expensive furniture in her house. Greed crept in his mind and he thought, “Mrs. Gomes is blind. She cannot see me. I can take away some of the furniture easily.”

The doctor took away some furniture every day. He delayed Mrs. Gomes’ cure until he had duped her of almost all of her furniture.

Finally Mrs. Gomes regained her eyesight. The doctor then asked for his fees. But Mrs. Gomes refused to pay him. She said, “The cure is not yet done.” The doctor got angry and filed a case against Mrs. Gomes in the court. When the judge asked Mrs. Gomes the reason for not paying the doctor, she said, “I still cannot see properly.” There was a lot of furniture in my house but I cannot see any of it now.” The judge realised the doctor’s wrong doings and asked him to return all of her furniture, not take any fees from her and pay her Rs.10000/- as fine for cheating her.

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