Three sons left England and went to live in the USA, where they prospered. One day, they met and discussed the gifts they were able to give their old mother.
John said, “I built a big house for mum.”
Henry said, “I sent her a Lexus – with a driver.”
Alan said, “You remember how mum enjoys reading books. Because she now can’t see very well, I sent her a remarkable parrot that recites the whole British classics. All mum has to do is name the title and the author.”
Soon afterwards, a letter of thanks came from their mother.
“John, the house you built is so huge. I live only in one room, but I have to clean the whole house. Henry, I am too old to travel. I stay most of the time at home, so I rarely use the Lexus. And that driver has a nasty tongue–he’s a pain in the neck. But Alan, the chicken was delicious.”
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