Two miserly travelers, Ram & Rahim in search of fortune had lost their way in a barren desert. Unmindful of mighty desert, both went deep, chatting n discussing about arid desert and golden sand. The travel was worth it as in Desert; golden nuggets are not deep and are, often exposed to bedrock.
They were filled with enough supplies of food and water. As they moved in desert at the peak of day, suddenly both of them saw a sparkle at distant Western dune.
Ram thought, ââItâs treasure in West.ââ Rahim gasped slowly in happiness, ââWow! Gold in West.ââ
They both took it for a cache filled with silver, gold and diamond. It was love at first sight. Both were hooked and fevered with gold. ââToday, they had hit the elusive POT OF GOLDââ
As both of them were greedy and grasping, so sharing this pristine booty was virtually impossible. Both of them halted abruptly and faked as if they had seen nothing. Friendship and companionship suddenly melted into hatred and greed. Both thought, ââTime to use secret weapon.ââ
Ram spoke first, ââRahim, letâs stop here. I am tired.ââ Rahim gladly responded, ââYes, itâs good time for rest. I think we have travelled long today.ââ
They decided to stop for rest under palm trees nearby, so that they had time to plan next move. As night fell, both were anxious still they pretended to sleep deeply. They planned in their minds how to prevent other from reaching the treasure.
Throughout night, both thought the only best way was to eliminate fellow traveler by poisoning. It would be silent and unarmed. Ram got up in deep night and mixed the poison in the water of Rahim. Later, Rahim got up and poisoned the food container of Ram. At morning, both waited in smile for wealth and also for others agony and death.