“Manners are the ornament of action and there is a way of speaking a kind word, or of doing a kind thing, which generally enhances their value.” Write a letter on this subject from a father to a son.

7G, Rainbow Colony,
Near New English High School,
M.G.Road, Dharavi,
Mumbai-17.
8th July 2013


Dear Shyam,


I was quite upset hear of your wild and unruly behaviour in and around the premises of your boarding school. MY son, this has pained your mother and me a great deal. You see, it was not easy for us to see you going away to a place where we could have very little contact with you. The reason for sending you there was largely your own choice. We, your mother and I, did think that the boarding school would mould you into a noble human being. The reports we have received, however, are to the contrary.
Son, a great writer has said: ‘Manners are the ornament of action and there is a kind word, or of doing a kind thing, which generally enhances their value.’ You may not fully understand the meaning of this quotation now. But what it implies is that a well-mannered person is well- liked by everyone. Remember, if you are good and kind to others, you will give a favourable impression not only of yourself, but of your family as well.

I do not wish to preach, but want you to know that we, your parents, would be very pleased if people spoke well of you. All our love and concern is with you.  



Your ever loving Dad,


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