The Bicycle Auction Thomas S. Monson

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The 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

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  • 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

  • The end

  • 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.

  • Auctioneer

    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.

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