Two Traders (India)

Two Traders (India)

Once upon a time in the Sultanpur village of India, there were two traveling merchants who sold their wares every day. The two traders live next door. The first trader is named Ranjid, the second trader is named Akash. In the village of Sultanpur, Ranjid and Akash made a living to support their families. They sell the same merchandise, namely brass utensils. Ranjid is an honest and good trader, while Akash on the contrary he has a greedy nature.

One day Akash went around selling his wares. He passed by a house where an old grandmother lived with his grandchild. Akash is called by his grandmother. “O traders, come here,” call the old grandmother. “Ready grandma! … wait a minute I will come closer,” Akash answered. “Please choose Grandma … what grandmother need utensils, plates, spoons, bowls, or even a place to drink? All the prices are cheap, Grandma, “Akash continued, immediately offering his wares.

“No, no … I want to trade my old bowl, what is the price of this bowl of mine? Can I get new utensils?” Said the grandmother. Akash momentarily looked at the old woman’s bowl, he watched carefully. How surprised Akash was, because it turns out that the grandmother’s old bowl was made of gold. “Why does this grandmother want to exchange this golden bowl with my yellow stuff? Maybe the grandmother does not know if this bowl is a golden bowl,” Akash muttered to himself.

Then comes the mind of the greedy merchant’s ill will towards the old granny. Akash wants to get as much profit as possible, “Grandma … your bowl is already too old and there is no price, if you want it to be exchanged with a spoon,” Akash said. Akash intends to trick the grandmother. “Ah … there is no cooking a cheap bowl that can be exchanged for mine, “grandmother replied.” Really, that’s just it
for just this spoon, “Akash answered. “Well, never mind, I’ll just keep this old bowl,” said the grandmother as she walked into the house.

“Where are you going, Grandma,” Akash told himself. “Eh wait grandmother … wait so the exchange is not … well the bowl can be exchanged for a new bowl,” Akash shouted so that grandmother returned. But grandma was already lazy. “It didn’t just happen, tomorrow just … my granddaughter is already hungry, I want to make food for my grandchildren, “the grandmother answered straight in and closed the door of the house.

“Ah … damn it! “My attempt to get the gold bowl failed,” Akash said. “Alright tomorrow I will come here again, I will seduce the grandmother so I can get the golden bowl he he he,” continued Akash. Akash then pushed his merchandise cart and continued to go around selling again.

Then in the afternoon, it was Ranjid’s turn to pass by the old lady’s house. “Furniture. Furniture … let’s buy … furniture,” shouted Ranjid, offering his wares. The old granny came out, “Hey merchant, I have an old bowl, how much is this bowl? Can I get new furniture by exchanging my bowl? “Asked the old grandmother.

Ranjid then checks the bowl. He was surprised because this bowl was actually very expensive, the bowl included antiques made of gold but the grandmother did not know. Ranjit then said to the old grandmother, “Grandma … I can’t afford it, this bowl is very expensive, this is an ancient bowl made of gold grandma … even all my merchandise if I trade it with this bowl won’t be enough, “Ranjid explained to grandma.

But the old grandmother said, “Take this old bowl and pay for what you have, this is a bowl inherited from my husband … I don’t need this bowl, I need other items,” said the grandmother. “But Grandma, if you sell this bowl to the city, surely you will get a lot of money while my merchandise is not worth the price,” said Ranjid. Grandma also said, “Ah well, I’m old, I’m not able to walk far to the city, anyway I have a grandchild who is still small, sorry if I take him to walk. “Take my bowl and give anything from your belongings,” answered grandma. Ranjid then receives the bowl and gives all his wares to the old grandmother.

The next day, Akash passed again to the front of the grandmother’s house. He intends to buy the bowl at a low price. But the result is zero! Because Grandma doesn’t have the bowl. The greedy merchant Akash finally did not get anything.

Meanwhile, Ranjid then brought the golden bowl to the city and sold it. Unexpectedly, it turned out that the bowl was very expensive. He then used the proceeds from selling the bowl to open a hardware store, not forgetting Ranjid occasionally visited the old grandmother and gave her new furniture.

Ranjid is now a successful shopkeeper because of his honesty, while Akash’s fate has not changed, he remains a traveling salesman.

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Dua Pedagang (India)

Dua Pedagang (India)

Alkisah di desa Sultanpur India, ada dua orang pedagang keliling yang setiap hari menjajakan dagangannya. Kedua pedagang ini hidup bertetangga. Pedagang pertama bernama Ranjid, pedagang kedua bernama Akash. Di desa Sultanpur inilah Ranjid dan Akash mencari nafkah untuk menghidupi keluarganya. Mereka menjual dagangan yang sama, yakni perkakas dari kuningan. Ranjid adalah pedagang yang jujur dan baik, sedangkan Akash sebaliknya ia memiliki sifat serakah.

Pada suatu hari Akash berkeliling menjual dagangannya. Ia lewat di sebuah rumah yang ditinggali seorang nenek tua bersama cucunya. Akash pun dipanggil oleh sang nenek. “Hai pedagang kemarilah,” panggil nenek tua. “Siap nek!… tunggu sebentar aku akan mendekat,” jawab Akash. “Silahkan dipilih nek… nenek butuh perkakas apa, piring, sendok, mangkuk, atau pun tempat minum? Semua harganya murah-murah nek,” lanjut Akash langsung menawarkan dagangannya.

“Tidak., tidak… aku mau menukarkan mangkuk tuaku ini, berapakah harga mangkukku ini? Bisakah dengannya aku mendapatkan perkakas baru?” kata sang nenek. Akash sejenak melihat mangkuk tua milik nenek itu, ia perhatikan dengan seksama. Betapa terkejutnya Akash, karena ternyata mangkuk tua milik sang nenek itu terbuat dari emas. “Kenapa nenek ini mau menukarkan mangkuk emas ini dengan barang kuningangku ya? Mungkin si nenek tidak tahu jika mangkuknya ini adalah mangkuk emas,” gumam Akash dalam hati.

Maka timbulah dipikiran niat jahat sang pedagang tamak ini terhadap nenek tua itu. Akash mau mendapatkan untung sebanyak-banyaknya, “Nek… mangkukmu ini sudah terlalu usang dan tidak ada harganya, kalau nenek mau bisa ditukar dengan sendok saja,” kata Akash. Akash berniat mengibuli sang nenek. “Ah… masak tidak ada mangkuk yang murah yang bisa ditukar dengan mangkukku ini,” balas nenek. “Benar nek, itu cuma
seharga sendok ini saja,” jawab Akash. “Ya sudahlah tidak jadi aja, akan kusimpan saja dulu mangkuk usang ini,” kata nenek sambil berjalan masuk rumah.

“Lho mau kemana tuh nenek,” kata Akash dalam hati. “Eh tunggu nek.. tunggu jadi tukar tidak… baiklah mangkuk itu bisa ditukar dengan mangkuk baru,” teriak Akash agar nenek kembali. Namun nenek sudah terlanjur malas. “Tidak jadi aja, besok aja… cucuku sudah keburu lapar, aku mau membuatkan makanan untuk cucuku,” jawab nenek langsung masuk dan menutup pintu rumah.

“Ah… sial! Gagal usahaku untuk dapat mangkuk emas itu,” kata Akash. “Baiklah besok aku akan ke sini lagi, akan kurayu nenek itu agar aku bisa mendapat mangkuk emas itu he he he,” lanjut Akash. Akash lalu mendorong gerobak dagangannya dan me­lanjutkan berkeliling untuk berjualan lagi.

Kemudian sore harinya, giliran Ranjid yang lewat depan rumah nenek tua tadi. “Perabotan., perabotan… mari mari dibeli… perabotan perabotan,” teriak Ranjid mena­warkan barang dagangannya. Nenek tua tadi keluar, “Hai pedagang, aku punya mangkuk tua, berapa harga mangkuk ini? Bisakah aku mendapatkan perabotan baru dengan menukarkan mangkukku ini?” tanya nenek tua.

Ranjid pun kemudian memeriksa mangkuk itu. Ia pun terkejut karena sebenarnya mangkuk ini sangat mahal harganya, mangkuk itu termasuk barang antik yang terbuat dari emas namun si nenek tidak mengetahuinya. Ranjit kemudian bilang ke nenek tua itu, “Nek… saya tidak mampu membayarnya, mangkuk ini sangat mahal harganya, ini adalah mangkuk kuno yang terbuat dari emas nek…. bahkan semua daganganku jika aku tukar dengan mangkuk ini tidak akan cukup,” jelas Ranjid kepada nenek.

Tetapi sang nenek tua berkata, “Ambillah mangkuk tua ini dan bayarlah dengan apa yang kamu miliki, ini adalah mangkuk warisan dari suamiku… aku tidak membutuhkan mangkuk ini, aku butuh barang-barang lain,” kata sang nenek. “Tapi nek, jika nenek menjual mangkuk ini ke kota, pastilah nenek akan mendapat uang yang sangat banyak sedangkan barang daganganku tak seberapa harganya,” kata Ranjid. Nenek pun berkata, “Ah sudahlah., aku sudah tua, aku tak mampu berjalanjauh ke kota, lagi pula aku mempunyai cucu yang masih kecil, kasihan jika ku ajak ia jalan. Ini ambillah mangkukku dan berikan apa pun dari barangmu,” jawab nenek. Ranjid pun kemudian menerima mangkuk itu dan memberikan semua dagangannya ke nenek tua.

Esoknya, Akash lewat lagi ke depan rumah nenek itu. Ia berniat membeli mangkuk itu dengan harga murah. Namun hasilnya nol! Karena nenek sudah tidak memiliki mangkuk itu. Pedagang Akash yang tamak pun akhirnya tidak mendapat apa-apa.

Sementara itu, Ranjid kemudian membawa mangkuk emas itu ke kota dan men­jualnya. Tak disangka, ternyata mangkuk itu sangat mahal harganya. Hasil penjualan mangkok tersebut kemudian ia gunakan untuk membuka toko perkakas, tak lupa sesekali Ranjid mengunjungi nenek tua itu dan memberikannya perabotan-perabotan baru.

Ranjid pun kini menjadi pengusaha toko yang sukses karena kejujurannya, sedangkan nasib Akash tidak berubah, ia tetap menjadi pedagang keliling.

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