Dishonesty meets dishonesty
It was a stormy night . A traveler reached an inn . As the hour was very late , he found the door locked from within . He knocked at the door .
The gate - keeper responded to the knock , saying , " I have lost the key and the door cannot be opened unless you have a silver key with you . "
The traveler understood what he meant by the silver key . He immediately slipped a silver coin through the hole , and the door opened .
As soon as he got in , he said to the gate keeper , " I have left my box outside , please bring it ." As the gate - keeper went out to bring the box , the traveler closed the door behind him .
The keeper asked him to open the door so that he may come in . Now the traveler replied from within , " I have lost the key and a silver key is needed to open the door ." Soon the coin was pushed again through the hole and the dishonest man was let in .
Dishonesty meets dishonesty .