Once a farmer owned a beautiful horse. Many people came from the village to see his horse and said "how lucky you are". "Maybe" said the farmer.
One day the horse escaped because someone left the gate open. The villagers came round and said "oh dear what a calamity"..."maybe" said the farmer.
The next day the horse appeared on the horizon with twenty horses in tow! The farmer now had 20 horses. The villagers came around again.."oh such good luck"..."maybe, maybe"!
The next day the farmer's son went riding on one of the new horses. Whilst riding the horse threw him and broke his leg. The villagers came flocking round "oh how terrible" they chimed..."maybe" said the farmer.
Two days later the King declared war on a neighbouring country and sent out a demand for all young men to go to the battlefront...the farmer's son was excused...