The Man and the Wooden God
In the old days men used to worship stocks and stones
and idols, and prayed to them to give them luck. It
happened that a Man had often prayed to a wooden idol
he had received from his father, but his luck never seemed
to change. He prayed and he prayed, but still he remained
as unlucky as ever. One day in the greatest rage he went
to the Wooden God, and with one blow swept it down
from its pedestal. The idol broke in two, and what did he
see? An immense number of coins flying all over the place.
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