Once upon a time, two friends named Leo and Nate, lived near a lake in the great State of Wisconsin. They fished and they farmed, but were never able to make enough money. A heavenly messenger recognized their plight and decided to test the friends to see which one was worthy of a gift…
A week later, the Nate went out in his rowboat to fish the lake. He carried with him his rusted steel
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have thrown the axe overboard into the lake, but Leo was stubborn and greedy, and as the boat and the axe sank into the lake, so did Leo.
Leo was never seen again; but weeks later, the golden axe washed ashore as Nate was walking by. Nate retrieved the axe and was able to sell it; and with its proceeds he purchased more fertile farmland, which was able to provide more income for his family.