The Old Farmer and His Long Worker
A farmer and his workmen were walking through the forest when they came face to face with a bear. Before the old farmer could cry out, the bear had him. The bear laid him on the ground and touched him here and there. Turns out the bear was trying to pick a good spot. It seemed that the old farmer was in danger.
"Scjepan, come quickly, you can't leave him alone!" The old farmer struggled to call to his long worker to help him.
Hearing his master's cries, Stepan grabbed an axe and struck the bear in the head with all his strength. Then he stabbed the bear in the stomach with a steel fork. At that moment, the old farmer got up from the ground, and the bear was already barking.
The old farmer got up and looked at the bear. He saw that the bear's head had been cut in two and there was a big hole in its belly. Then he cried out again: "Silly Stepan, how you've spoiled a good bearskin! How dare you laugh!"
When someone gives us a helping hand when our life is in danger, we should be grateful to him instead of forgetting the kindness for the sake of profit.