One winter evening, Simon was returning from his farm. On the way, he saw a snake lying still on the snow. Simon felt sorry for the snake and took him home. The snake wanted to be warm. He put the snake on the hearth, near the fire.
After some time, the snake started breathing and came back to life. Simon’s son, Ben, was playing nearby. Seeing the snake moving he became curious and went to see what it was.
The snake raised its hood and was about to bite him, when Simon hit it with an axe and killed him. The farmer then realised that kindness may not always be repaid with kindness.