A Rich Merchant and His Four Wives Story

A rich merchant had four wives. He showered his first wife with valuable gifts for she was very beautiful. His second wife belonged to a very rich family, so he took her along to meet kings and famous people.

The Rich Merchant and His Four Wives

His third wife was very educated and she often gave him advice on his business. However, he neglected his fourth wife who was neither beautiful nor very educated. But she was a kind human being.

Misfortunate struck the merchant and he lost all his property and became a pauper. The first three wives immediately deserted him. Only the fourth wife remained with him.

Now the merchant realized his mistake. He said to his fourth wife, “I was a foolish man and didn’t know that after all a good heart matters more than looks, wealth or education!”