The Honest Merchant
Today, taleshome.com comes back with new interesting short stories. This is one of the old short stories that have a lesson.
Once upon a time, there was a very honest merchant who always treated his clients in a very gentle way. The merchant used to travel around the world for trading. Time passed and the merchant started feeling it was time for a rest and no more traveling. Afterwards, he found a new beautiful house and decided to buy it.
Days later, the merchant settled down in the new house with his family. The house was very big and wide. However, the merchant decided to demolish one of this house’s wall to widen the house. The merchant begins demolishing the wall, and suddenly he found something big and hard. This thing was a big jar full of jewels and gold.
The merchant shouted in joy” Oh my god! I have to give this treasure back to the owner from whom I bought this house”. When his wife knew about the treasure, she told him “this treasure is yours now. This house has become yours, therefore you have got the right to take this treasure”.The merchant refused to listen to her, and went to the owner to repay his treasure.
The merchant arrived at the landlord house to give him the treasure, but he refused to take it. He told the merchant that” the treasure is yours now, as the you have become the new owner of the house”. The merchant did not accept that and decided to go to the judge to say his word.
The judge asked them if they had any sons, and the merchant told him that he had a daughter and the former owner of the house had a son. Moments later, the judge suggested that they can marry the son to the daughter and spend this treasure on their wedding. Both of the merchant and the former owner approved this idea, and actually did what the judge told them.
This one of the short stories that tell all of us to be always honest in every step we take.
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