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Then there was the man who had given up all his material possessions in a moment of spiritual inspiration. As he proceeded through a forest he thought he saw a ruby sparkle.
Greed got hold of his mind again. The very wealth he had abandoned earlier began to lure him a second time. He approached the ruby, which appeared to sparkle in a little pond.
It was a bubble of red spittle from the mouth of some inveterate beetle-leaf eater! The man was humbled. It was Nature’s rebuke!