TITLE: Honesty is the Best Policy
Once there lived a poor rickshaw puller. But he was very sincere. He earned his livelihood working very hard. Once day while he was out of his house, he found a bag. He picked it up and carried it home.
He showed in to his wife. She opened it. Oh! It was full of huge amount of money.
The wife was greedy by nature. She advised her husband to use it or at least a part of it for themselves. But the farmer told his wife that to use it was nothing but great dishonesty. He added that he would first try to find out the parson who had lost the bag.
He set out to fine the owner of it. He moved here and there to find him her. At last the farmer found the owner of the bag. He was an industrialist of the nearby town. He went to him and gave him the bag. Finding the bag, the rich man became very happy. He gave the farmer lots of thanks, but no reward.
After giving back the bag to its owner, the farmer became happy. Then he came back home.
The farmer’s wife looked at him very angrily and rebuked him for his foolishness.
But the farmer did not change his motto and stand. He kept on saying, “Honesty is the best policy.”
Someday went away. Suddenly one day the industrialist arrived at his house. Both he and his wife got astonished at this. They tried their level best to entertain him.
He praised the farmer highly. Then he gave the farmer a handsome reward in cash and gave him some plots of land.
The poor farmer and his wife become very glad at the greatness of the rich man.
Then the farmer called his wife and said to her, “Now do you see honestly is the best policy?” The wife felt very ashamed and said, “Really, honesty is the best policy.”