Once upon a time somewhere, there lived a poor farmer named Haridatta. One day, on a very hot afternoon, the farmer felt very hot and took shelter in the shade of trees to lie down for a while. Suddenly he saw a poisonous snake coming out of a small hill nearby. At that moment he thought, “Surely this snake is the guardian of this field.”
The farmer went home to get some milk from his house, poured it into a bowl, and put it near the snake’s nest as a thank you, then the farmer said, “O keeper of this field, I give this bowl of milk as my thanks to you ! ” After that, the farmer returned to his home. The next morning when he came back to the fields to work, he saw a gold coin in a bowl, and from that moment on, every day the same incident repeated: he gave a bowl of milk to the snake and every morning he always got a gold coin .
One day the farmer will go to the next village for a few days and for this he orders his child to put a bowl of milk in front of the snake’s nest in the field. The child carries out his father’s orders, carrying a bowl of milk, putting it in front of the snake’s nest, then returning home. The next morning when he brought another bowl of milk, he found a gold coin in the old bowl, and the Son thought: “This snake’s nest may be full of gold coins; if I kill the snake, I can take it all at once for me.” The next day, when he put a bowl of milk in front of the snake’s nest, he waited for the snake to come out, and when the Snake came out of the nest, the Child hit the snake’s head with a club. But the snake was still fortunate to escape death and, in a state of anger, pecked the Child with its sharp and poisonous teeth so that the Child died immediately. The people in the village who found the dead child buried the child and called the farmer home.
Two days later after the Farmer arrived home and received an explanation of the death of his son, the Farmer felt very sad. But after a few days, he returned to take a bowl of milk, headed for the field, put the milk in front of the snake’s nest then called the Snake out of the nest. After a long wait, the Snake finally appeared and said to the Farmer: “The greed that brought you here now, greed makes you forget about your son’s death. From now on, friendship between us will never be established again. Your stupid son hits me with a baton “And I bit him to death. How can I forget the beating with his club? And how can you forget the sorrow of losing your child?” After that, the Snake gave an expensive pearl to the farmer and disappeared into the nest. But before disappearing, the Snake said: “Do not come to my nest again.” The farmer took the pearl, returned to his home, regretting the stupidity of his son.