The Hidden Treasure
This man is out in the field alone. He has brought his pick and
shovel with him.
He knows there are many things hidden under the ground
that he would like to
have. Sometimes diamonds are hidden there, and
other beautiful stones. He
thinks perhaps some of them are hidden in
this field. He begins to dig in the
ground to see what he can find. He
digs a long time, but does not find anything.
He is tired and says he
will not dig any more. But yonder is a great rock on the
other side of
the field. It has a hole in its side. He will try digging there before
he goes home. He takes his pick and digs out a little earth. He scrapes
of it up in his hand, and looks at it, and what does he see? A
piece of gold!
There is gold here, he cries. O, if this field were only
mine then I would be a
rich man! He goes and buys the field.