Do you build bridges?

Once, there were two brothers who lived on farms next to each other. They got into a big fight. It was the first time in 40 years they had disagreed. Before that, they had always worked together, sharing tools and helping each other without any problems.

Then, their long partnership ended. It started with a small mistake, then became a big problem, and finally turned into a fight with angry words. After that, they didn't talk for weeks.

One morning, there was a knock on Mohan's door. He opened it and saw a man holding a carpenter toolbox for fixing things.

'I'm looking for a few days' work,' he said. 'Maybe you have some small jobs I could help with? Could I assist you?'

'Yes,' said the older brother. 'I do have a job for you.'

'Look across the creek at that farm. That's my neighbor; actually, it's my younger brother. Last week, there was a meadow between us, but he used his bulldozer to make a creek. Well, maybe he did it to upset me, but I'll get back at him. Do you see that pile of wood by the barn? My little brother wants me to build an 8-foot fence so he doesn't have to look at my place or see me anymore.'

The carpenter replied, "I understand. Show me the nails and the digger, and I'll do a job you'll like."

Since the older brother had to go to town, he helped the carpenter gather the materials and then left for the day. The carpenter worked hard all day, measuring, sawing, and nailing. By sunset, when the farmer returned, the carpenter had finished his work.

The farmer was amazed to see a bridge instead of a fence over the creek. It had sturdy handrails, and his younger brother approached, offering his hand. "You're really something to build this bridge despite everything," he said. The farmer said sorry, "I'm sorry for any fights. Please forgive me."

The two brothers stood at each end of the bridge, then met in the middle, holding hands. They turned to see the carpenter lifting his toolbox onto his shoulder. 'Wait! Please stay a few days. I have more projects for you,' said the older brother. 'I'd like to,' replied the carpenter, 'but I have many more bridges to build.'

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