THE POOR WOOD-CUTTER AND THE WATER GODDESS
Once upon a time, a poor woodcutter lived in a small village to. Every day he used to go to the nearby forest to cut firewood. He brought fire wood and sold in a nearby market. With his little earning he was very satisfied and managing his family. One day he was cutting a tree near the river. Suddenly his axe slipped out his hand and fell into the river. There was deep water in the river. He had only one axe. He thought the next day how he would earn for his family. He started weeping and prayed to the Water Goddess. The water Goddess appeared in front of the woodcutter and wanted to know the reason of his weeping. He explained everything in detail to the Water Goddess. Then the water Goddess sank into the river. After a while, she appeared with a golden axe. She showed the golden axe to the poor woodcutter and asked “Is it yours?” The woodcutter examined the golden axe and said ‘NO’. The Goddess again sank and come back with a silver axe. She showed the silver axe him and asked: “Is this your axe?” The woodcutter examined and said “No”. It is not my axe. I am a poor man. I had an iron axe. Again the water goddess sank and appeared in front of him with an iron axe. She showed him and asked. ‘Is this yours’’ He saw the iron axe and became very happy. He said ‘this is my axe.’ The water goddess was very impressed with his honesty and gave him three axes.
Moral: Honesty is always rewarded.
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