There lived a wood cutter in a village. One day he was cutting wood in jungle near a pond. ( a short story ) Suddenly his axe fell into a river. The river was very deep and the wood cutter did not know how to swim or dive.( a short story ) So, he was sitting there with a heavy heart. He was very poor and he had not the money to buy another axe. ( a short story ) He was thinking what to do. He was very depressed and blaming his lot. Suddenly, he heard a voice and saw a fairy before him.( a short story ) The fairy asked him why he was crying. He told her everything. The fairy took pity on him. She went into the river and came back with a golden axe. She asked the wood cutter if his axe was. ( a short story ) The wood cutter replied in the negative. She then again went into the water and returned with a silver one. This time also the wood-cutter refused to take it. Finally, she brought the axe of the wood cutter from the water. The wood cutter was delighted to get back his iron axe.( a short story ) The fairy became very pleased with the wood cutter at his honesty and gave him the two valuable axes as reward. Honesty is thus always rewarded.