Pamela a Virtue Rewarded written Samuel Richardson
Text Message from Pamela
Hi mum and Dad, we travelled well and reached our destination safely. We are grateful to God for bringing us to our new home safely. My Husband has gone through a great deal in making our new home. He is hesitant at changing the design of the house. He argues that the house looks its best the way it is. Am not so sure as to whether we should change the decor and design or leave it as it is. Anyhow, we hope to come to a consensus soon.
Good news though, my husband proposes that we have the work start on refurbishing the house. Last evening he shared with me his desired designs that he already has figured out. How I wish that the new house would sever between the sounds from the noisy hornbill and the melodious chirrups of the weaverbird. I really would love to enjoy the melodious tunes without the interruptions from the annoying hornbill and the perking birds.
Please do not let me bore you with the descriptions of the intricate designs of the house. I am particularly glad that god has favored us so much with the best in life's finest. By the way, Mum, we propose to make the house better by furnishing it in a manner that you and dad will like. The guest room will also be fitted with the best in furniture and fittings. We will maintain the floor in its originality and cover the rest of the floor with beautiful carpets that will be coming along with the furniture Well, I must but put a pause at this juncture. Am grateful to have been gifted with a loving husband and caring parents. TTYL.
Text reply from her dad
Hi baby girl, your mum and I are doing well. We are exceptionally happy for your benevolence towards us. We have constantly wondered among ourselves what manner of deeds we did to receive such a loving a daughter and an adorable son in law. We are particularly proud that we have raised a young woman who is not ashamed of her humble background and one who can interface and interact with both the mighty and the humble in society. We also thank god continually for your benevolence to us ward and we pray that He keeps you and your husband happy and well.
When I look around our well stocked farm I can hardly imagine that this is the same farm that was infamous for the stench of poverty. See us today we are the pride of the county with crops in the farm, harvest in the barns and animals in the fields. It is comforting to know that our daughter's future is secured in a wealthy man who adores her. Furthermore, we are equally glad that our son in law rescued us from everyday toil we thank God and we thank the best of you, you are just the best. Well Pam, I must now retire, my old age does not allow lengthy indulgence at night. Let us catch up in the morning, good night dear child.
Continuation of text message from the dad
Morning dear, where were we, my old rugged brain cannot quiet recall where we had reached with our distant dialogues last night. I hope you are as rested as I. Your mother sends her love . Now let me continue with our conversation. I really thank god for making you a blessing to your mother and I. Had it not been for His smiling your way we would still be languishing in the pits of poverty and desperation. Thanks be to God we changed our address and poverty cannot locate our new abode because we are well cushioned with wealth. Dear child, I cannot thank you enough for reversing our reproof. We constantly pray to the Father of lights that He continues to bless you and your generous husband. Today we pride ourselves by being the talk of the county. Our detractors have since turned from jeerers to cheerers. Thank you for lifting us from that place where the poor called us poor; at least the company of the rich presently comforts us.
Having said that, let me also bring to your attention that we will be receiving our oldest grandson who will reside with us at the ranch. I gather that the lad is quiet industrious. We will be more than happy to have him around both for the company and for his skills. Additionally, your Uncle Borroughs has pleaded with me to employ his son in our ranch. What do you think about that plea, should I oblige or not, please let me know.
Text From Pamela
Hi dad and Mum, my husband and I are glad that you are well. My dear husband asks that you do not shy from enjoying the wealth that God has gifted you. We are doing well. It is indeed a good idea to have Timothy over at the ranch. The lad's interest in animals and agriculture would benefit him a lot as he will get an opportunity to see the animals and plants he has only heard of. Now, inasmuch as I appreciate your value for my advice, I say that the ultimate decision as to whether employ Uncle Borroughs' son as a help in the ranch solely lies with you. However, I would add that if he is experienced and has the requisite skills then why not? I have to run along TTYL
Next text from Pamela
Hi dad as promised am back to continue our communication where we left. Well my darling husband is quiet moved by your affectionate letters and your spirit of gratitude. He has asked me to tell you of his intentions of transferring the ownership of the estate and the ranch to you. I hope that you will allow this kind gesture. He has since advised our attorneys to draft the papers that will confirm and legalize the transfer. The papers will come your way soon.
Allow me revisit the case of hiring my cousin for farm work. After a careful consideration, I move to advise that it is better to hire a stranger than family because of public perception. It would be mistaken that we seem to exploit my husband's generosity to have so many of my kin crowded in his property. However, I still remind you dear father that the decision is still yours to make. Again, father, I propose that you help our kin that are in need. You can send their young children to school and help them settle in decent quarters. Please father exercise your free will to deal with the matter as you see fit, Talk to you later
Response from the Dad
Hallo Sweet Child, am deeply touched by your text. Just a thought that your loving husband considers to ease the burden of our tenancy by giving ownership to us moves my heart to thank God. I am one proud father to have birthed such a kindhearted child as you. It is indeed kind of you to place in my hands the power to reward those whose merit deserves such favor. Your reasons as to why we should not hire relatives are quite level headed and sober. We are glad to have a wise daughter whose timely advise benefits us immensely. Every reason you have presented has truth behind them and I choose to hid your counsel.
I like your suggestion that we do not allow any of our keen get accustomed with favor. I clearly understand that meritocracy is the best criterion for determining the person that deserves our aid. After the entire world we live in is very competitive, it is a cutthroat world. I will follow your direction when dealing with my keen to ensure that they grow to become better and wiser men who not only depend on favor but also their own skills. I believe that this will ensure that pour keen are raised to become men that can stand on their own two feet. I thank you so much for such a wise advice, let us keep talking.
Reasons for use of Text Messages Instead of letters
The inspiration behind my conversion of the letters to text messages stems from the fact that the letters in their original context are boring and lack the excitement that is supposed to accompany such messages. The use of text messages is more desired than the use of letters in communication. The conversion of these letters to text messages is to make them more interesting. Text messages are a cute way of communicating and have many. The merits that text conversations have over letters will be discussed in the section that follows.
a. Immediate reply
The use of text messages allows the sender to receive an immediate response from the recipient of the…