In a small village, a farmer owed huge money to village moneylender. Due to misfortune farmer was unable to pay the amount. Moneylender always fancied farmers daughter so he purposed a bargain.He said he would forget farmers debt if he could marry farmers daughter. Both farmer and his daughter were horrified by this proposal. So, Moneylender suggested a way to decide the matter. He suggested that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag and then girl have to pick one pebble from the bag. Condition set was – If she picked black pebble the she would become moneylenders wife and farmers debt would be forgiven and If she pick white pebble then she does not need to marry moneylender and her fathers debt would still be forgiven. She wasnt left with option to refuse to pick a pebble as if she does so, then her father would be thrown into jail. On the day of decision all were standing on a pebble strewn path. As money lander proposed he bent over to pick two pebbles. As he picked pebbled, girl noticed that he had picked two black pebble and put them in the bag. Now, money lander asked girl to pick a pebble from the bag. Even after knowing the dirty trick of money lander girl had to pick pebble so, She put her hand into money bag and drew out a pebble. Without looking at it, She fumbled and let it fall on the pebble path where it immediately became lost among other pebbles. “Oh! How clumsy of me. Girl said. “But not to worry, if you look into the bag for pebbles left, you will be able to tell which one I picked.” after this money lender did not dared to admit his dishonesty by her quick thinking girl changed an impossible situation into extremely advantageous one.
Lesson: it’s always possible to overcome a tough situation through out of the box thinking, And not give in to the only option you think left.