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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

101- The Time Machine

 

St-Takla.org Image: Time cycle, globe, by Amgad Wadea صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: عجلة الزمن، الكرة الأرضية، الوقت، رسم أمجد وديع

St-Takla.org Image: Time cycle, globe, by Amgad Wadea.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: عجلة الزمن، الكرة الأرضية، الوقت، رسم أمجد وديع.

During the Second World War, a German military leader, who was known for his military success and might, was arrested. His military enemies were very glad to put him in a military prison. Their eyes were full of glee expecting to see him have a nervous breakdown. On the contrary, they saw him quiet, calm and he was even laughing as he bowed down to enter his cell, as if he was in a military parade.

They asked him, "Why were you laughing as you entered your cell?"

"I was laughing at the time. Yesterday, I was riding high, but today, I’m down with the time machine. Tomorrow you also will go down with the time machine which plays with all of us."

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: عجلة الزمن.

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The time machine will play with him who joins it.

It takes him up, and then it puts him down to take him up again

And then puts him down once more.

Lord, grant me to cling to Your Divine Word which is the same forever.

It takes me up day after day until I rest in Your bosom.

By Your Cross, fasten me to Your word and loosen my soul from the time machine.


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