Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived an old farmer and his three children – Aron, Susan and Abe. Aron and Susan were twins and Abe was the youngest. The kids all loved to help their father in the fields, but their favorite activity was to go copsing.
Every Sunday, the kids would wander around the nearby woods and search for interesting stones and unique leaves. Copsing was a great game for them and it was almost like a scavenger hunt. They would get really excited whenever they discovered something special or unexpected.
One sunny Sunday, the kids went out copsing as usual. They walked deeper and deeper into the woods, looking for things to collect. After a while, they came across a clearing in the trees with a large pond in the center.
Aron noticed a small, shiny object beneath the water. He dived in and managed to retrieve it. It turned out to be an old pocket watch. Abe and Susan were very excited as they had never seen anything like this before. It was so beautiful and they wanted to keep it forever.
But Aron stopped them from doing so. He knew that the pocket watch probably belonged to someone and he wanted to find the rightful owner.
So the kids decided to investigate. To their surprise, they discovered that the pocket watch belonged to a lonely old man who lived in a nearby village. With much excitement, the children went to meet him and return the pocket watch.
The old man was very thankful and could not believe his eyes when the kids showed him the pocket watch. Not only had they found it, but they also showed such honesty and responsibility by not keeping it for themselves. The old man was overwhelmed with gratitude.
The kids had learned a valuable lesson that day – it is always better to do what’s right and be honest, even when no one is watching.
Moral: Honesty is the best policy. It pays to do what is right, even when no one is watching.