184 RICH BROTHER AND POOR BROTHER
do this, then they are condemned to pay eight hundred pounds for their false accusation.'
The young men looked at each other, and slowly shook their heads.
' We will pay the fine,' said they, and the judge nodded.
So the poor man rode the mule home, and brought back to his family enough money to keep them in comfort to the end of their days.
Adapted from the Portuguese.