The Room !'
"Spend this rupee-just this one rupee-and
fill your room with something. Whoever passes this test gets my fortune," siad the
The rich man returned home in the evening.
When he entered the room of the first son, the
room was pitch dark. Somehow he groped in the dark. What did he find?
Mere hay ! The rich man's first son had tried to
fill the room with hay.
The rich man entered the second son's room.
With the rupee the second son had brought a mud
lamp, some oil and a wick and had lit the lamp. In a corner of the room he had lighted a
few scented sticks. The room was full of light. And it was full of sweet smell. The second
son passed the test.