An engine-driver always looks at the bright side of things --- an accident --- loses a leg --- friends sympathies with him --- as optimist as ever before.
There lived a cheerful engine-driver in a certain town. He always looked at the bright side of things. He always said that misfortunes are blessings in disguise. One day, he fell down from his engine, and his leg was cut off. His friends went to the hospital, to sympathies with him. But they saw no sign of grief on his face. “We are very sorry for this tragedy, “said they. “You need not be sorry, my friends, “said he with a smile on his face. “It is a blessing in disguise. I will have to buy and to polish only one shoe in future!”