Dear Toastmasters and most welcome guests,
How many lives do you think a cat could have? (wait a sec for response) Yeah, people say that cat have 9 lives. But today I am going to tell a story about a cat who have lived million times.
Once upon a time, there was a tiger striped cat. He was a king's cat. The king was great at war, and was always at war. He loved the cat. He put the cat in a beautiful cage and took him to war. One day, the cat was hit by a flying arrow and died. The king cried and cried. He stopped the war and buried the cat in the garden of his castle.
Soon after, the cat was reborn. This time, he was a sailor's cat. The sailor loved the cat. He took the cat to all the seas of the world, and all the ports of the world. One day, the cat fell off the boat. The cat could not swim and died. The sailor embraced the cat and wailed in a loud voice. And, he buried the cat under the tree in a far-away port.
Soon after, the cat was reborn. This time, he was a magician's cat. The magician loved the cat. He worked in a circus. The magician put the cat inside a box everyday and cut the box in half with a saw. Then, he removed the cat, still in one piece. He received applause in every performance. One day, the magician made a mistake, he really cut the cat in half. The magician wailed in a loud voice. And, he buried the cat behind the circus tent.
Soon after, the cat was reborn again. This time, the cat was the cat of a lonely grandmother. The grandmother loved the cat. She looked outside everyday from a small window, holding the cat in her arms. The cat was asleep all the day on the top of the grandmother's lap. Time passed, and the cat died of old age. The grandmother embraced the cat and cried all day. The grandmother buried the cat under a tree in the yard.
Soon after, the cat was reborn again. This time, the cat was a little girl's cat. The girl piggy-backed the cat and slept with the cat. When she cried, she wiped her tears on the cat's back. One day, the holster to keep the cat secure wound around the cat's neck and the cat died. The girl cried all day and buried the cat under a tree in the yard.
The cat had no fear of dying. Year after year, the cat died a million times, and reborn a million times. A million people adored the cat, And a million people cried when that cat died.
However, the cat never cried, not even once.