Story: HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY STORY / A woodcutter & his Axe / Always speak truth

Story:

HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY STORY / A  woodcutter & his Axe / Always speak truth

                     Once there were a wood-cutter lived in a village. He sold the wood in the market and earns money. One day he went to the forest to cut the wood near a river. When he was cutting the wood by axe suddenly his axe slipped from his hands and fell into the deep water of the river.

He did not able to swim. He started to pray for God  to please help him. Suddenly a pious man appears and asks him why he is upset. The wood-cutter tells him about his axe that fell into the deep water of the river.

Pious man  jumped into the river and brought out a golden axe. Wood-cutter refuses to take it. He said that is not his axe.

Pious man again jumped into the river and brought out silver axe and again wood-cutter refuse to take it. Pious man again jumped into the river and brought out iron axe. The wood-cutter said that is my axe.

Pious man was deeply impressed the honesty of the wood-cutter. He gave other golden and silver axes to wood-cutter as the reward of his honesty.
MORAL:

Honesty is the best policy

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