The Bicycle Auction Thomas S. Monson
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DESCRIPTIONThe Bicycle Auction Thomas S. Monson. Thats sound great. Many years ago in Washington, D.C., an 11 year old boy went to a bicycle auction. You only have one dollar ? Poor boy. Every time a bike went up for sale the boy would bid one dollar. Five dollars. I win. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
The Bicycle Auction
Thomas S. Monson
Many years ago in Washington, D.C., an 11 year old boy went to a bicycle auction. Thats sound great.
Every time a bike went up for sale the boy would bid one dollar. You only have one dollar ?Poor boy.
But every time, someone else would bid more money, so the boy did not get the bike. Five dollars.I win.Oh,no.
The auctioneer noticed that the boy was most interesting in racer bicycles. Wow ,so cool .
When the very last racer bicycle went up for sale, the boy again bid one dollar, but someone else bid eight dollars.
Then the auctioneer close the bidding bysaying, "sold for ninedollars to that little boy over there!"
The auctioneer took eight dollars from his own pocket, and the boy pulled out his one dollar, whichconsisted of quarters, dimes, nickles and pennies.
After they'd paid for thebike, the boy slowly started walking away with his new possession.He stopped suddenly.
The boy turned around, and with tears in his eyes, ran back and gave the auctioneer a big hug. Thank you.
This story is based on a vignette quoted in the article The Profound Power of Gratitude by Thomas S. Monson in the September 2005 Ensign magazine. Although this story reportedly appeared in a newspaper, I do not have an exact reference for it. Still, though, I'd like to think of it as a true story, since its message is so beautiful and poignant
Auctionn. They sold the furniture by auction.vt. ( transitive verb),...[(+off)]They are going to auction the pictures at the end of the month. bidvt.)(),();()[(+for)]He bid $300 for the oil painting.
Dim(,)Ten dimes make one dollar.
Pennies;[C]Please give me ten pennies for this tenpence piece.;[C]Possession;[P]Her possessions could fit in one suitcase.