Far away in the main land China lived a young boy, who was very poor but had a very a kind heart. His parents had died and he had to work as a gardener, in order to have his both ends meet.
One day while planting some seeds he saw a bird that was injured and it was even bleeding. The young boy took it inside his house and bandaged it and took care of it until the bird could again start to fly. One day the boy took the bird outside and allowed it to have a walk into the garden. Then after sometime when he looked around the bird had flown away. This made the boy gloomy as for the last couple to days he had been taking care of the bird and had developed affection and friendship for it. After one week the boy saw the same bird again and the bird gave him some seeds. The boy when planted them in his garden and watered them, after some months they grew into a huge and ripened pumpkin. The boy cut it and from inside came a very big sack. The boy opened it and inside was a bag filled with gold coins and a letter which said that even if you use the whole gold coins the same will never be finished, rather replenished with new ones. The boy was very happy and in heart thanked the bird. He built a good house for himself and started living there.
All the people when listened to this story, they felt happy for him, except one of his neighbours, who was extremely greedy. He by his own self hit a stone on a bird nearby and when it was injured, he took good care of it until it could fly again. After some days when the bird was set free the bird brought that neighbour some seeds and when he planted them in his garden it grew into a huge pumpkin. Upon ripening, he cut it open and found a sack. The greedy neighbour’s heart filled with joy that the bag would be filled with never ending gold and he would become rich like the gardener boy. However, to his utter disgrace he saw that instead of gold, the sack was filled with stones and pebbles. Frustrated, the man emptied the sack, in order to find some gold hidden at the bottom of the sack. But to his grief, no gold was to be found and instead the sack would always refill with pebbles and stones. The man looked once again into the pumpkin to find some fortune, but unfortunately all he found was a note. It read that, “the one who harms innocents animals for his own benefit is a curse of nature and to be punished, not rewarded”. To this the neighbour gave a scream and realized that what an awful thing he had done.