A CRUEL DILEMMA.

SECOND LARGEST DIAMOND ON EARTH FOR SALE

£70 MILION.

 

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AND TO THINK THAT A LITTLE BLACK MAN IN SOUTH AFRICA, WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO TOUCH AND SEE IT “EVER”.

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WHAT PASSED THROUGH HIS MIND THE MOMENT HE GLIMPSED

IT’S BEAUTY, AFTER SPITTING ON IT AND RUBBING AWAY THE MUD AND GRIT, THAT

HAD  HELD IT PRISONER AND HIDDEN IT’S BEAUTY FOR COUNTLESS MILLIONS OF YEARS.

IN HIS HEART OF HEARTS HE MUST HAVE KNOWN THAT IT WAS NOT HIS PROPERTY

AND THAT HE “MUST” RELUCTANTLY PLACE THIS BEAUTIFUL MONSTER INTO THE

HAND’S OF HIS SUPERIOR

SUDDENLY HIS ELATION EVAPORATES AND IS REPLACED BY THE THOUGHT

OF SMUGGLING IT OUT OF THE MINE. BUT NO CHANCE OF THAT HE THINKS.

SO, RESIGNED TO THE FACT THAT HE MUST RELINQUISH THE PRECIOUS STONE,

HE CONTINUES SWEATING AND DIGGING.

I DON’T KNOW IF THIS POOR MAN RECEIVED A REWARD, BUT IF HE DID, THEN IT WOULD

PROBABLY BE SOMETHING TO THE VALUE OF A WEEKS WAGES, ABOUT £5 

AND FOR THAT, HE WOULD BE EXPECTED TO BE GRATEFUL.

NOW THINK FOR A WHILE OF THE PERSON WHO DOES EVENTUALLY BUY THIS OH SO BEWITCHING CRAZY DIAMOND.

THINK OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIM AND THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED THE STONE

AND YOU WILL SEE ONE OF THE GREATEST  INJUSTICES OF LIFE.

IT IS STORIES LIKE THIS THAT MAKE ME FEEL SO LUCKY TO BE BORN INTO  THE FREE WORLD.

IF IT HAD BEEN MYSELF WHO DISCOVERED THIS MAGICAL STONE, 

I THINK I WOULD HAVE BURIED IT IN THE FLOOR SOMEWHERE, THEN 

AT THE START OF EVERY SHIFT I WOULD STAND ON IT AND SMILE

TO MYSELF, KNOWING ,THAT AT THAT VERY MOMENT I WAS SUPER RICH.

BUT I ALSO THINK THAT THE FRUSTRATION AND STRESS I WOULD EXPERIENCE,

COULD  KILL ME AND PROBABLY WOULD.

THE MOST CRUEL OF DILEMMAS .

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Kenny.

 

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