calendar>>November 2. 2009 Juche 98
Judicious Prophecy
Pyongyang, November 2 (KCNA) -- It was in October Juche 43 (1954) when President Kim Il Sung visited an agricultural cooperative (then) in Jungsan County, South Phyongan Province.

The President, informed that more than 30 family members and relatives of the chairman of the cooperative management board were murdered by the U.S. imperialists, spent a night in his house to console him.

Next day he went out to a ferry through weeds.

Let's look round the swamp, he said, and got on board a small boat.

After surveying the swamp to provide peasants with a happy life, the President sat knee to knee with them and said that if the swamp was dammed, they could reclaim about 100,000 phyong of fertile rice-field.

Listening to him, they were very surprised at the number of 100,000.

Even the villagers who had lived around the swamp where reed grew thick for scores of years did not know its acreage.

After the reclamation, the peasants measured the acreage, which showed that his prophecy came true.

It made the peasants full of admiration, emotion and joy.

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