Once upon a time in a small village, there lived a blacksmith named Toyaabite. He believed his only skill is in forging and joining metals, despite the occasional accident when he’d hammer his thumb.
Whenever customers expressed dissatisfaction with his work, they would refuse to pay him a single coin.
One day, an elderly painter arrived in the village. He witnessed Toyaabite at work and, in a sudden turn of events, accidentally struck his left thumb with a hammer. “Yeeh! Subhanallah!” Toyaabite exclaimed, in pain and frustration.
Observing Toyaabite’s bloodied hand, the painter approached him. Toyaabite opened up about his struggles, how his work had often been met with dissatisfaction and complaints.
The painter suggested Toyaabite give painting a try, but he initially refused. The persistent painter insisted, highlighting a growing demand for artists in the town. Toyaabite hesitated but eventually decided to take give a trial, discovering that paintbrushes were far less painful than hammers.
As he delved into the world of painting, Toyaabite’s artistic abilities blossomed. With every brushstroke, he explored different designs and created various patterns, ultimately crafting a very beautiful artwork.
Toyaabite wholeheartedly embraced painting, discover a hidden talent he never knew he possessed. To everyone’s surprise, the village adored his “unique” artwork, affectionately called him the “Master of the Art” due to his impressive and fantastic paintings.
His art became the talk of the town, proving that sometimes, one’s true talent remains concealed until they seize the opportunity to explore it.
“Talent is often a hidden treasure waiting to be unearthed.”
“Never be afraid to try something new; you might discover a hidden talent.”
“Your true potential may remain concealed until you take a leap of faith.”
Quiz questions based on the story:
1. What was Toyaabite’s primary occupation at the beginning of the story?
a) A painter
b) A blacksmith
c) A musician
d) A farmer
2. Why did customers refuse to pay Toyaabite for his work?
a) He was too slow
b) His work was always perfect
c) They didn’t like the design
d) His thumb often got hit while working
3. How did Toyaabite injure his thumb in front of the old painter?
a) He cut it with a knife
b) He slammed it in a door
c) He hit it with a hammer
d) He burned it on a hot stove
4. What made Toyaabite finally decide to give painting a try?
a) The old painter paid him
b) He wanted to prove a point
c) There was a demand for painters in the village
d) He suddenly lost his ability to smith
5. What did the villagers call Toyaabite’s paintings, and why?
a) “Trash art” because they didn’t like them
b) “Master of the Art” because they were fantastic
c) “Random scribbles” because they looked messy
d) “Hidden treasures” because they were valuable.