The Bond

Posted by M ws On Friday, January 13, 2012 8 comments
Here's an old story that always warms my heart. I have posted it before in my other blog but not here. May we be blessed with friends who love us and whom we love. Have a nice day!

I Knew You Would Come

There were two childhood buddies who went through school and college and even joined the army together. War broke out and they were fighting in the same unit. One night they were ambushed.

Bullets were flying all over and out of the darkness came a voice, " Harry, please come and help me."

Harry immediately recognized the voice of his childhood buddy, Bill. He asked the captain if he could go.

The captain said, "No, I can't let you go, I am already short-handed and I cannot afford to lose one more person. Besides, the way Bill sounds he is not going to make it." Harry kept quiet.

Again the voice came, "Harry, please come and help me." Harry sat quietly because the captain had refused earlier.

Again and again the voice came.

Harry couldn't contain himself any longer and told the captain, "Captain, this is my childhood friend. I have to go and help."

The captain reluctantly let him go. Harry crawled through the darkness and dragged Bill back into the trench. They found that Bill was dead.

Now the captain got angry and shouted at Harry, "Didn't I tell you he was not going to make it? He is dead, you could have been killed. That was a mistake."

Harry replied, "Captain, I did the right thing. When I reached Bill he was still alive and his last words were 'Harry, I knew you would come."'

-Author Unknown-

8 comments to The Bond

  1. says:

    desiderata Moving, inspirational. I wished I wrote that ONE! My first comment here, DPP sings your praises, so being a close bud of ESS, I must come by to say: Hi!~~ YL, Desi

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Hi there Desiderata!

    Good morning! Welcome to my blog and thanks for such a warm comment. DPP is one of the first blog buddies I got to know when I first started blogging and it has been a wonderful journey so far. I do visit your blog and cannot remember if I have ever left a comment but will do in the near future! Take care and have a great weekend! Do stay in touch!


  1. says:

    CK I do realised that as we get older, childhood friends from primary/secondary school are the most endearing. I am trying to reconnect with as many as possible. Great article to share! Thanks

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear CK

    You are most welcome! Thanks for such a warm response to this moving tale. I do agree with you with regards to our childhood friends. Last year, I reconnected with many of my former schoolmates, most of whom I had not seen for 35 years! Facebook is a great way to connect. I wish you every success in your endeavour to find your dear old friends. Take care and have a wonderful weekend! Do keep in touch.


  1. says:

    LC Teh Happy to announce that I found my long lost friend after almost 40 years.... chronicled here and here.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Hi LC Teh

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful experiences. Last night, I managed to reunite with my Std 1 childhood buddy and we had a grand time chatting on FB and then on the phone and then back again to FB for 2 hrs! Life is wonderful when we have friends! Thanks for keeping in touch and for resonating with the post! Have a great weekend!


  1. says:

    desiderata PS: masterwordsmith ~~ presumed that you would gladly share your story with my ER, so today/todie I reprised this BOND, no James, narrative at Midnight Voices abode:). Cheers, and in adV: xie xie thanks TerimaKasih, and ap AP ap Chinese New Year! ~~ YL, Desi

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear desiderata,

    Many thanks for swinging by again and for sharing this beautiful story in your blog!! Wishing you and yours a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year!

    Do stay in touch!


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