Once a famine broke out in a country. Everyday the children of the city flocked at a rich man’s house to get loaves of bread.

As soon as the servants brought out loaves, they fought among themselves and struggled hard to get them. One little girl did not fight. She waited pa­tiently for her turn and got the smallest loaf last of all.

One day as usual, she brought the smallest loaf. When she cut it, she found two rupees in it. She went back at once to return the money.

The rich man was pleased at her honesty. He gave her not only those two rupees, but two rupees more as a reward.



Patience brings its own reward.