A small interesting story about a man who changed the world and his difficult life path.
In the early twentieth century, a Scottish farmer was returning home and walking past a marshland. Suddenly he heard cries for help. The farmer rushed to the rescue and saw the boy, who was being sucked into its terrible abysses by swamp mud. The boy tried to climb out of the terrible mass of the swamp bog, but his every movement sentenced him to imminent death. The boy screamed out of despair and fear. The farmer quickly cut down a thick branch, cautiously approached and handed the saving branch to the drowning man. The boy got out to safety. He was trembling, he could not stop tears for a long time, but the main thing - he was saved!
“Come to my house, ” the farmer suggested to him. - You need to calm down, dry up and warm up.
- No, no, - the boy shook his head, - my dad is waiting for me. He's very worried, I guess.
Looking gratefully into the eyes of his savior, the boy ran away ...
In the morning, the farmer saw that a rich carriage pulled up by luxurious thoroughbred horses drove up to his house. A richly dressed gentleman got out of the carriage and asked:
“Did you save my son’s life yesterday?”
“Yes, I am, ” the farmer replied.
- How much do I owe you?
- Do not offend me, sir. You don't owe me anything, because I did what a normal person should have done.
- No, I can't just leave it like that, because my son is very dear to me. Name any amount, - the visitor insisted.
“I don’t want to say anything more on this topic. Goodbye. The farmer turned to leave. And then his son jumped out onto the porch.
- Is your son? Asked the rich guest.
“Yes, ” the farmer replied proudly, stroking the boy's head.
- Let's do this. I will take your son with me to London and pay for his education. If he is as noble as his father, then neither you nor I will regret this decision.
Several years have passed. The farmer's son graduated from high school, then a medical university, and soon his name became world famous as the name of the man who discovered penicillin. His name was Alexander Flemming.
Before the war, the son of that same gentleman entered one of the wealthy London clinics with a severe form of pneumonia. What do you think saved his life this time? - Yes, penicillin discovered by Alexander Flemming.
The wealthy gentleman who educated Flemming was named Randolph Churchill. And his son's name was Winston Churchill, who later became Prime Minister of England.