Thursday, February 3, 2011


We may be used to reading about fictional heroes, or seeing them on TV.  But when was the last time you read about someone in real life doing something truly heroic?

Today's story is about a lone man on a train who defended an 18-year old from being raped.  40 thieves had boarded the train, and this single soldier with a knife fought them off.  He didn't come close to killing all the thieves, but he did save the girl.

The Gurkha and the Forty Thieves (external link)

Some things deserve more than just recognition.


  1. This story reminds me of the famous Arabian tale, Alibaba and 40 thieves. Why Thieves are always in 40? Anyway, sometimes you can bring a knife to fight with guns.

  2. awesome story, more people need to be heroic