Volume 1 No.5

Place of Interest

Phrase Of The Month

Overheard

Leisure Special





The Power Of Love
( October, 2001 Volume 1 No.5 )

A young couple that grew up together as neighbors find themselves very attached to each other, much to the displeasure of the girl's parents. Knowing their daughter's desire, the girl's parents forbid her to use the telephone and never let her to leave the house alone to prevent the couple from meeting each other. The boy had to resort to writing letters to his sweetheart next door, only for them to be thrown back across the fence by the girl's father. One day the heart broken lad came up with a brilliant idea and started yelling across the fence, "Odd, odd, my love for you is odd". He then delivered another letter across the fence and this time his letter got to his sweetheart. His idea had paid off and the girl's parents became only too eager to deliver all of the lad's letters to their daughter as soon as they found one thrown over the fence in the yard.

Here is one of the letters he wrote:
So bad did the letters sound, the parents were celebrating, and they were more than pleased to ensure that their daughter received more such letters from the lad next door. The girl on the other hand, was more intelligent and fully understood what the boy meant when he shouted, "Odd, odd, my love for you is odd". She read only the odd lines (1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15, etc) and she got his true message. Please read the letter again and this time, read it as the lad intended. You will appreciate the Power of Love.