The young man knew what the leaders of the city would do to him for speaking against them, but
he still spoke up.
The young man was the only child of his mother.
He lived with his mother with no other relatives, for they were the only ones left in the family.
His father died many years ago.
The young man and his mother had a small farm which the young man ploughed every year so his
mother could plant the crops that would sustain both of them for the upcoming year.
The season for ploughing the farm was drawing near when the young man started speaking up
against the corruption of his city leaders.
Not surprisingly, the leaders came down ruthlessly on the young man, arrested him and quickly
threw him in jail.
As the young man sat in jail, he began to worry about his poor mother.
He knew the only thing which sustained his mother and him was the small farm they had. The
young man also understood his mother depended on him to plough the farm prior to planting the
His mother was too old to plough the farm herself and there was no one else who could do it for
her in his absence.
How was the young man going to plough his old mother’s farm from behind bars?
While behind bars, the young man wrote many letters to his mother.
The young man soon found out every letter he wrote to his mother was secretly read by the corrupt
people who jailed him before delivering the letters to his mother.
Once the young man discovered this unauthorized practice by his jailers, he decided to write a
letter to his mother in which he told his mother about the ‘gold’ he hid in their farm.
The young man told his mother he forgot the ‘exact location’ where he hid the ‘gold’.
In his letter, he advised his mother to ‘plough’ the entire farm and she was sure to ‘uncover the
gold’ at some point as she dug through the farm.
As was to be expected, the corrupt jailers intercepted the young man’s letter and this time they
resolved not to deliver the letter to his mother.
Instead, they decided to get the hidden gold for themselves. The corrupt jailers shredded the letter
and instead went and ploughed the entire farm looking for the ‘hidden gold’.
They ploughed and ploughed carefully throughout the farm but found no gold.
After a fruitless search, they abandoned the mission and left.