The Selfish Man and His Gold Coins

Once, there was a selfish man who was greedy and liked everything to be his own. He could not share his things with anyone. One day, he lost thirty gold coins. He went to his friend’s house and told him about the lost gold coins. His friend was a kind man. He assured the man that he would help him to find his gold coins.

When his friend’s daughter was coming back from her school, she found thirty gold coins on the road side. She picked them up. When she reached home, she told her father what she had found. The girl’s father told her that the gold coins belonged to his friend and he sent for him. He handed over the gold coins to the man. But after counting the gold coins the selfish man said that ten coins were missing as he had forty gold coins. He put the whole blame on the girl and dragged them to the court. The girl and her father appeared before the judge. The judge asked the girl how many gold coins she found. She replied thirty gold coins. The Judge then asked the man how many gold coins he lost and he answered forty gold coins. After listening to both the judge told the man that the gold coins did not belong to him because the girl found only thirty and not forty as he claimed to have lost. The judge told the girl to take the gold coins and that if any- body is looking for them he will send for the girl. The judge informed the man that if anyone reports that they have found forty gold coins he will send for him. It was then that the man confessed that he lied and that he lost thirty gold coins but the judge did not listen to him.

 

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