AN OPEN LETTER TO ALEXANDER THE GREAT
I am a school girl studying in India. I have been wanting to write to U for a long time
but it is only now that I have a found a messenger to carry my letter.
The first thing I would like to tell you that you should never take medicines in an
overdose. Medicines can harm or even kill you. I heard that your horse Buccphalus
was killed in the battle. You have fought many battles and so you know that
many soldiers and horses can get killed. Even if Buccphalus was your favourite horse,
please do not remain sad for long. Although you have conquered many places, do not
think you will become great by conquering the whole world. Instead work hard to see
that the people of the places you have conquered are happy and have food, shelter
In Greece you had married a fine lady who gave you two beautiful children. When your
conquests took you to Asia you married an Asian girl. I think this is very wrong. Please
think how your wife in Greece must be feeling and how your children must be missing you.
If you think about what I have written, you may still do the right thing and you will be
remembered as a great king.
By MONAZ D IRIANI