Once upon a time, there was a young boy named Quarterstetch who lived in a small village on the outskirts of town. He had a kind heart and a gentle soul, but he was also quite headstrong and determined. He was the kind of boy who was always up for a challenge and was never afraid to try something new.
One day, Quarterstetch went out exploring the nearby woods and stumbled upon a hidden cave. Curious, he ventured inside and discovered that the cave was filled with treasure. There were gold coins and jewels everywhere, and Quarterstetch was incredibly excited. He realized that if he gathered up some of this treasure, he could become incredibly wealthy.
However, as he started to stuff his pockets full of treasure, he had second thoughts. He thought about the people in his village who did not have as much as he did. He realized that if he took all of the treasure, they would not be able to benefit from it. So, instead of taking all of the riches for himself, he decided to take only a quarter of it.
Quarterstetch quickly became known around the village as the “Quarterstetch”. Everywhere he went, people praised him for his selflessness and for the fact that he shared the wealth with those less fortunate.
But, not everyone was happy with what Quarterstetch had done. As his fame and wealth grew, so did his enemies. Eventually, these enemies caught up with Quarterstetch and stole away all of his wealth.
But, despite having lost all of his fortune, Quarterstetch did not regret his decision. He still believed that sharing what he had with others was the right thing to do.
Moral of the story: When given the chance to be selfish, it’s always better to be kind and share the wealth with those less fortunate.