A Merchant wanted to purchase a gorgeous camel in the market and after spotting one , he immediately settled for it with the seller!
There was a long bargain though between the merchant and the camel seller, and finally the merchant bought the camel and took it home.
On reaching home, the merchant called his servant to take out the camel’s kajava (saddle) and underneath the Kajave, the servant found a small velvet bag which upon opening revealed to be full of precious diamond gems.
The servant shouted, “Boss, you bought a camel, but look what came with it for free!”
The Merchant was also surprised, he saw pack of diamond in his servant’s hands which were shining and twinkling even more in the sunlight!
The Merchant said: “I have bought a camel and not the pack of diamond, I will return these pack of diamond immediately!”
The servant was thinking in his mind ” is my boss stupid ?”
The servant retorted aloud: “Nobody will know who the owner is now!” However, the merchant did not listen to him and immediately reached for the pack of diamond, got on his way to the market and returned the velvet bag to the shopkeeper.
The camel seller was very happy and said, “I had forgotten that I had hidden my precious stones under the Kajavel”.
Now you choose any one diamond as a reward!
The Merchant said, “I have paid the right price for the camel so I do not need any gift and prizes!”
The more the merchant was refusing, the more the camel seller was insisting!
Finally, the merchant smiled and said: In fact, when I decided to bring back the bag, I had already kept three of the most precious diamond with me by return what you inadvertently forwarded to me which I know are not mine.
After this confession, the camel seller was perplexed however, chose to still quickly emptied the bag and began to count his diamond gems to be sure it’s intact.
But after he counted; and with a heavy sigh of relief, he said “These are all my gem stones, so what were the three most precious ones that you kept behind?”
The Merchant said: … “My honesty , my integrity and not demeaning others”
The seller was dumb-struck!
We have to look within ourselves to find out if we possess any of these three human quantities.
Anyone who has these three special gem stones, HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND NOT DEMEANING OTHERS is the richest person in the world and as Lawyers, we all must possess these major qualities.
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