Golu And The Eggs

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Golu And The Eggs Story

There was a farmer in Arabia named Golu. He lost all his crops due to the drought and became poor. So he asked the merchant to lend him a dozen boiled eggs. The next day he set off on his donkey to seek his fortune.

Seven years later, Golu returned to his native village as a wealthy man. He rode a beautiful black horse and had many camels carrying gold and silver. Soon everyone learned about his wealth.

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When the greedy merchant heard this, he demanded five hundred silver coins as payment for the eggs he had given to Gol seven years earlier. Golu refused to pay. They took the case to court.

On the day of the hearing, Golu, panting, was forty minutes late.

The judge asked, “Where have you been?” Before Golu could answer,

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the greedy merchant said, “Sir, Golu owes me five hundred pieces of silver. I gave him a dozen eggs.”

He continued, “They must have hatched a dozen chickens. They would have laid even more eggs, I would have been rich already.”

The merchant thought the judge would rule in his favor.

The referee asked Gola again: “Why are you so late?”

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Golu simply said, “Sir, I have planted a dozen boiled beans in the garden so that next year I will have a good harvest of beans.”

The judge shouted: “Fool! Since when did boiled beans start growing?

Immediately, Golu replied: “Ah, sir, since when did boiled eggs begin to hatch?”

Golu won the case, and the merchant lowered his head in shame and left.