THE STONE OF THE WISE WOMAN

THE STONE OF THE WISE WOMAN

 A woman traveling through the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day he was hungry, and the woman opened his bag to share food with him. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone in the bag, he was admired by her beauty and asked him to give it to her. The woman did so without the slightest doubt. The traveler left, rejoicing over his luck. He knew that the jewel was worth enough to give him security for the rest of his life. But after a few days returned in search of the wise woman. When he met her, he gave her back the stone. “I’ve thought about it a lot,” he said. “I know how much this stone is worth, but I give it back to him in the hope that you will be able to honor me with something much more precious.” “Give me what you are allowed to give me the stone.”

THE STONE OF THE WISE WOMAN