The honest wood-cutter
There lived a wood-cutter in a village. One day he was curing wood near a river. Suddenly, his axe fell into the river. The river was very deep. The wood-cutter did not know how to swim and dive. So, he was sitting there sadly. Then a wonderful incident happened. A beautiful fairy appeared before the wood-cutter. The fairy asked him why he was crying. He told tier everything. The fairy took pity on him. She went into the pond and came back with a golden axe. She asked the wood-cutter if it was his axe. The wood-cutter replied in the negative. She then again went into the water and returned with silver one. This time also the wood-cutter refused to take it. Finally she brought the axe of the wood-cutter from the water. The wood-cutter was delighted to get back his iron axe. The fairy became pleased with the wood-cutter at his honesty and gave him the two valuable, axes as reward. Honesty is thus always rewarded.
Moral: Moral: Honesty is the best policy.