With close reference to the story "An Asrtologer's Day," show how fate plays an important role in men's lives.  

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In "An Astrologer's Day," fate brings two enemies together. As destiny unfolds, the astrologer finds himself face to face with Guru Nayak. The astrologer thought he had killed Guru Nayak years ago. The two enemies had had a brawl and the astrologer stabbed Nayak and threw him into a well. 

The astrologer then ran away from home. He traveled a great distance to get away from the scene of the crime. 

On this day, the astrologer was doing his work when he came face to face with Guru Nayak. Fortunately, Guru Nayak did not recognize the astrologer. It was dark. The neighboring vendors' lighting was what the astrologer used to work at night. 

As fate would have it, Guru was just passing by. The astrologer approached Guru Nayak first. He thought he was a possible client. In the dark, neither man recognized one another. Then Guru Nayak lit a cheroot and the astrologer recognized Guru Nayak as the man he had left for dead years ago.

Strangely enough, fate had brought the two enemies together. Guru Nayak wanted to know where the man who had stabbed him was. He desired to kill him. Guru Nayak has no idea who the astrologer is. The two of them have a conversation. The astrologer tells Guru Nayak that his attacker is dead. Guru throws money at the astrologer and leaves satisfied to know that his attacker is dead.

As fate would bring the two men together, the astrologer was wise in telling Guru Nayak what he wanted to hear. Through destiny, the astrologer is now relieved to know he has not killed anyone. Guru Nayak believes his attacker is dead. Fate brings about good news for both of the enemies.

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