The Greedy Merchant
There was once a merchant who lost a bag of gold coins. He offered a to anyone who might have found the lost .
When a poor old woman brought the bag to him, the merchant out of his offer. He claimed the bag had also contained several silver coins that he had forgotten to . He accused the poor woman of stealing them.
The went to court. The wise judge that since there were no silver coins in the bag, it could not have been the merchant’s. Then he turned over the bag of gold to the woman who had found it.