There was a businessman in debt to a loan-shark.

The old loan-shark. fancied a businessman’s daughter. 

He gave a deal to the man to wipe off his loan. 

The loan-shark said, “I’ll put two pebbles in a bag, one

white and another black. If your daughter picks a black 

pebble I’ll marry her and wipe off the debt & if she picks 

white I’ll wipe off the debt without marrying her.”

In disgust both agreed to this.

The loan-shark standing on the stone path bent and picked 

two pebbles, whilst he was picking them the daughter saw

that he had picked both black.

This left the girl with 3 options, she could

-Refuse to pick the pebble 

-Expose loan-shark. for cheating 

-Sacrifice and pick a pebble

The daughter decided to pick the pebble. 

The loan-shark had a naughty smile on his face.

The daughter picked the pebble, however before looking 

“accidentally” dropped it among other pebbles on the path.

The daughter said,

“No worries , you can look at the other pebble to decide

which one I picked.”

Knowing the other pebble is black he had

 to play along and wipe off the debt without getting to marry

the girl.

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