GOLDEN FOOLS IN GOLDEN SWIMMING POOLS
Posted on January 31st, 2016
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Once upon a time, a son of a village farmer was found guilty of committing an offence and prisoned for several years. As his father was old and feeble, the son was the breadwinner for the family. Though they owned a large paddy field where son was in charge of all cultivation activities. the paddy field was neglected as a consequence of son’s absence, the mother and father found it extremely difficult to find any money to make a living.
So, one day, the father wrote a letter to the son in the prison, saying their predicament and not having any money to make ends meet. The son wrote back – ” Dear Thaththa, please don’t worry, when I worked in the field, I did hide several bags of gold in plastic bags at several places of the paddy field, please dig it up and then you will be rich”.
The energised father called the villagers and asked them to help dig up the paddy field to find gold. All villagers were delighted and spontaneously agreed to do it voluntarily.
At the end no Gold Plastic Bags were found. Then father wrote to son again, son replied, “Thaththa, don’t worry, now you can start cultivation because paddy field is cleared of weeds etc “!