Alexander Fleming Story (Fictional) – Motivational

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to eke out a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog.

He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman’s sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

“I want to repay you,” said the nobleman. “You saved my son’s life.”

“No, I can’t accept payment for what I did,” the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer.

At that moment, the farmer’s own son came to the door of the family hovel.

“Is that your son?” the nobleman asked.

“Yes,” the farmer replied proudly.

“I’ll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he’ll grow to a man you can be proud of.”

And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming’s son graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the nobleman’s son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him? Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son’s name? Sir Winston Churchill.

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7 Responses to Alexander Fleming Story (Fictional) – Motivational

  1. Imad July 1, 2013 at 8:49 AM #

    Although motivational, the popular story of Winston Churchill’s father paying for Fleming’s education after Fleming’s father saved young Winston from death is FALSE.

    Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Fleming

    • shumayal July 19, 2013 at 12:45 AM #

      It says Fictional along with motivational. Read carefully bro.

  2. jshehabi June 30, 2013 at 7:22 AM #

    Are there no great selfless
    personalities in our eastern culture?

  3. sharif123 June 28, 2013 at 9:27 PM #

    Truly motivational. Keep it up Sara

    • Ali - Admin July 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM #


  4. Yunus June 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM #

    “What is the reward of goodness if not goodness” Holy Quran

  5. isa June 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM #


    Why post a story that is a lie, that seems to be venerating the inventor farmer’s son and the Churchills?

    Please post funny stuff, or stories with a moral in them… that are REAL! Thank you.