53. For Want Of a Nail


For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

This rhyme contains a series of events following one another in a logically progressive manner! The causes and effects are listed in an amazingly impressive manner to the children.

The child is taught that a seemingly unimportant event or a thoughtless action may end up in creating very serious problems later in life!

The references to the horses, the riders and kingdom etc indicate the English origin of the rhyme. Most of the English Kings did not leave anything to chance.

King Edward III commanded obligatory practice of archery on all holidays and Sundays. This was to make sure that his archers remained in good shape!

Benjamin Franklin included a version of this rhyme in his Poor Richards Almanack.

During the World War II, this verse was framed and hung on the wall of the Anglo American Supply Head Quarters in London, England.

Visalakshi Ramani

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