A farmer, being at death’s door, and wanting to tell his sons an important secret, called them round him and said, “My sons, I am shortly about to die; I would have you know, therefore, that in my farm there lies a hidden treasure. Dig, and you will find it.”
As soon as their father was dead, the sons took their farming tools and dug up(挖掘) the soil of the farm over and over again, in their search for the treasure which they believed was there.
They found no treasure, but the farm, after so much digging, produced a magnificent(极好的) crop(收成).
MORAL: Hard work is the key to prosperity(富足).