Long, long ago, there lived a poor Brahmin. He was avery lazy man and never liked to work hard. How couldhe and his family survive? There were hard alwaysquarrels between the Brahmin and his wife. Oneevening, after a serious quarrel, the Brahmin decided toleave the house and go to some other place to try hisluck. The next morning, his wife made some snacks forhim to eat on his way. She also packed seven
in acloth and gave it to the Brahmin.The Brahmin took the snacks with him and left thehouse. In the afternoon, he sat under a tree to rest forsome time. He was very hungry. So, he untied the clothin which his wife had put the
. Looking at the
,he said, “I am so hungry that I will eat all the seven inone sitting.”Now it so happened three lived seven fairies that tree. They werefrightened on hearing the words of the Brahmin. They thought thatthe Brahmin wanted to eat them. They immediately came down andfell at his feet and said, “O kind Brahmin! Please donot eat us. If you spare us, we will give you a magicgoat. Whenever this goat opens her mouth to graze,gold coins drop out from it.”The Brahmin realized that the fairies hadmisunderstood his words. However, the promisedthe fairies that he would not eat them up. The fairiesalso kept their word and gave him the magic goat.The Brahmin took the goat and left for his home.The fairies then disappeared.