Who knows what is good and what is bad
In a very poor village an elderly man lived with his son, who fortunately had an old horse that they used for work by carrying the loads of harvest. One day in the town a strong storm occurred and, with the lightning, the horse got scared, released itself from the restraints and escaped.
The next morning, the whole town heard the news, approached him and conveyed their regret. What a shame, how are you going to manage to work without the horse, it’s already a tragedy that it escaped. The man, with an undaunted expression, said Who knows what is good and what is bad.
The next morning, the man discovered at the back of the house, that his horse had returned with other wild horses from the hill. Everyone in the town was happy, and they went to congratulate the man, saying, Now you will be rich, you can sell these horses to have fields and a better house. And, again, the man answered to the beatitudes Who knows what is good and what is bad.
His son, who was a young and hardened boy, began to tame the wild horses, but with such bad luck, that one of the horses threw him to the ground and the young man broke his leg. Everyone in the town came to help splint the young man’s leg. They were all sorry, since the young man was the only support the older man had to carry out the taming of the new horses, and they returned to their house saying what a shame, now you will not be able to tame the horses and on top of that they will cost you in food. The man repeated who knows what is good and what is bad.
A few days later, delegates of the King arrived in the town, recruiting all the youth of the village to go to war. Everyone was horrified except for the older man, since his son would be the only one they wouldn’t take away, and then he repeated who knows what is good and what is bad.