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The Farmer and his son
THE FARMER AND HIS SON
Once there lived a farmer in a village. He was a good and honest farmer. He had four sons. All of them were lazy. They were foolish also. They never did any work. They always quarrelled with one another. The old farmer was sad. He wanted to make them work hard.
The old man fell ill. He called his sons to his side and said. My sons I am sick. I shall not live long. I have placed a box of gold in our field. I do not remember the exact place. You may dig the field and find the box. Live together. And enjoy the gold.
A few days passed. The old farmer died. His sons went to the field for the box of gold. They began to dig the field again and again. There was no box of gold anywhere in the field. The brothers were sad.
The whole field was dug. The brothers put seeds in the field. They had good rains that year. There was a very good crop that year. They sold all the crop and got a lot of money. They were happy. They understood their father word only then. The box of gold was good crop. The good crop brought them gold. They lived together happily.