There was a poor farmer in the country.
He had a wife with a warm heart.
The only things they had were a small piece of ricefield, a farm and a horse.
One day, the farmer said to his wife. “We have toexchange the horse with other goods, tomorrow atthe market.”
“Yes, we do. We don’t need a horse because we have no chance of going far away.” His wifeagreed with him.
The next day, the farmer went to the market riding on horseback.
He found a good cow while he was looking around the market.
‘Mm. That cow will be good. We will be able to drink fresh milk everyday.‘
The farmer smiled and went close to the cow.
“If you want to sell this cow, how about exchanging your cow with my horse?”
The owner of the cow took a look at the horse for a while.
He felt strange because the horse was much more expensive than the cow.
The horse looked healthy on the whole.
The owner of the cow laughed loudly and agreed to the deal.
The farmer was very happy, too.
Everything’s okay. Now I have to go back to my house.
As he walked not a long distance with the cow, he saw a plump, soft–haired goat.
Suddenly he wanted to have the goat.
It would be much easier to raise a goat than a cow.
And goat’s milk tastes good. Hey, why don’t we exchange your goat with my cow?
The owner of the goat thought that was a golden opportunity, after he heard the farmer.
“Of course, I’ll be glad to.” This was how the farmer exchanged his cow with the goat.
‘Today is my lucky day.‘ The farmer even hummed to himself.
After a while, he saw a young man holding a goose tightly with his two hands.
‘That goose looks very healthy. Its hair is rich.
It would be nice if we could raise such a great goose in our depression.‘
The farmer wanted to have the goose, so he exchanged his goat with the goose.