View Full Version : He who digs a pit for others falls into it himself

09-07-2011, 01:24 AM
Once upon a time three travelers met on the road. They found that they had to go in the same direction. So they decided to travel together. They walked on, talking and laughing and in a short time became friends. On the way passed through a forest. They were tried and the cool shade of the trees tempted them. So they sat down under a big tree to relax. Suddenly, they saw something at a distance glittering in the sun. they hurried towards it, and found that it was a big metal box. They forced it open. There were some clothes and gold ornaments in it. They were naturally very excited and happy. They divided the ornaments equally among themselves and once again lay down on the grass. After some time they felt hungry. One of them offered to go to the nearby village get food. When he had bought food, an idea came into his mind. He thought that he could get all the ornaments. He brought some poison, mixed it with food and went back to his companions. In his absence, the other two men conspired to kill him and get all the gold. Therefore, as soon as he returned they fell upon him and murdered him. They took his share of ornaments and divided it. Then they began to eat the food he had brought. They had not finished the meat when, crying with pain, they fell on the ground and died.