GREEDY KARODIMAL
By Miss Vala, Pinneer

Once there was a greedy man named Karodimal. One day he wanted to but a coconut. He went to a coconut vendor and asked him the price of a coconut.
"Four rupees each," said the vendor.
"Four rupees? That's too much. I'll pay you three rupees," said Karodimal
"If you walk for a mile, you'll get it there for three rupees," said the vendor.
Karodimal said to himself, "Money is very precious. I don't mind walking a mile to save a rupee."

So he walked for a mile and saw the coconut vendor. He asked him the price of a coconut.
"Three rupees each," said the vendor.
"Three rupees? That's too much. I'll pay you two rupees," said Karodimal
"If you walk for a mile, you'll get it there for two rupees," said the vendor.
Again Karodimal said to himself, "Money is very precious. I don't mind walking a mile more to save a rupee."


So he walked for another mile and saw the coconut vendor. He asked him the price of a coconut. "Two rupees each," said the vendor.
"Two rupees? That's too much. I'll pay you one rupee," said Karodimal.
"If you walk for a mile you will reach the beach. There you'll get it there for one rupee," said the vendor.
Again Karodimal said to himself, "Money is very precious. I don't mind walking for another mile to save one rupee."


So Karodimal walked for a mile and reached the beach. There were many coconut vendors there. Karodimal went to one of them and asked him the price of a coconut.
"One rupee each," said the vendor.
"One rupee? That's too much. I'll pay you 50 paise," said Karodimal.
The vendor said, "Why don't you climb up one of these trees and get one for nothing?"
"That's right," said Karodimal and climbed up a coconut tree. He tightly held a coconut between two hands to puck it from the tree. But just then he lost his footing and hung in the air. He swung in the air for some time. Then he fell down on the sandy beach. He got a coconut just for a few scratches on his body and a fracture in his leg.

GREED IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF MANY

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