One day, a traveller was passing through a desert. After walking for
a few miles, he felt tried, hungry and thirsty. "How I wish I could
rest for a while under a tree!" he thought.
Suddenly, he saw a tree in front of him! He was surprised as he was
in a desert, and just a few seconds ago there was no trace of even a
bush. But, at the same time he felt glad that he had a place to rest
for a while. As the traveller sat under the tree, he thought, "How I
wish I had water to drink!"
Just then he found a tumbler full of cold water kept on a stone in
front of him. "Ah!" said the surprised traveller, and guzzled the
After a few minutes, the traveller thought, "How I wish I had something to eat!" In an instant, a variety of delicious food appeared before him. The traveller ate as much as he could.
All that food made him wish for a bed and he got one too! Stretching
himself comfortably of the soft mattress, the traveller thought," I
wish I had someone to massage my feet."
Instantly, a young woman appeared and started massaging his feet and
legs. Tried as he was, the traveller soon fell fast asleep. Actually,
he was under the shade of 'Kalpa Vriksha', a magical tree. Whoever
was under it could have whatever he wished for!
After a long nap when the traveller
woke up, he saw the woman still sitting beside his feet. Now the
traveller began to think," I am sure this is a magical part of the
desert. Otherwise, how can things appear out of nowhere?" He
wondered," Could there be a demon around too?"
Suddenly, a demon appeared. The traveller was filled with fear!
"A... A... Are you going to eat me up?" he asked the demon. "Yes!
Get ready!" replied the demon, pouncing on the traveller. The
frightened traveller took to his heels and ran away, thinking, "How I
wish this demon disappears!"
Suddenly, when he turned around, there was no demon. "What is all
this?" thought the traveller, puzzled. "Was this all a dream?
Perhaps, the Almighty grants us all our thoughts in the desert. I
must be careful of what I think!" thought the traveller and went on
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