The Giant and the Miser

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Once there lived a kindhearted giant. One day, he came to know of a blacksmith who treated his workers unjustly. He decided to teach him a lesson.

The giant went to ask the blacksmith for work. “How much money do I need to pay you?” asked the blacksmith. “Give me whatever you can for each blow of the hammer,” said the giant. The blacksmith was overjoyed for he would pay only a meager amount and get all the work done by the giant.

Once the deal was settled, the giant took the hammer and gave such a blow that the anvil broke into pieces. The blacksmith grew worried and decided to do away with the giant. He asked the giant how much he should pay him for that single blow. “Just this,” said the giant and kicked the blacksmith hard sending him flying over the rooftop.

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