In the old days men used to worship
stocks and stones and idols, and
prayed to them to give them luck.
It happened that a Man had often
prayed to a wooden idol he had
received from his father, but his
luck never seemed to change.
He prayed and he prayed, but still
he remained as unlucky as ever.
One day in the greatest rage he went
to the Wooden God, and with one blow
swept it down from its pedestal.
The idol broke in two, and what did
An immense number of coins flying
all over the place.