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.