A Donkey's Trick

Long ago there lived a merchant who used to sell salt. He had a donkey to carry the load.He would load the salt on the donkey's back and take it to the neighbouring village. He had to cross a stream to go to the other village.

The donkey was sore that it had to carry a big load daily. One day, while crossing the stream, it slipped and fell down. A considerable quantity of salt was dissolved in the water. The donkey easily crossed...