In the old days men used to worship stocks and stones and
idols, and prayed to them to give them luck. It happened
that a Man had often prayed to a wooden idol he had received
from his father, but his luck never seemed to change.
He prayed and he prayed, but still he remained as unlucky
as ever. One day in the greatest rage he went to the Wooden
God, and with one blow swept it down from its pedestal.
The idol broke in two, and what did he see? An immense
number of coins flying all over the place.