|One night, Banta was walking home when a thief jumped on him all of a sudden. Banta and the thief had a terrific tussle. They rolled about on the ground, and Banta put up a tremendous fight until, at last, the thief managed to get the better of him and pinned him to the ground. The thief then went through Banta s pockets and searched him all over. There was only a 25-paise coin he could lay his hands on. The thief was so surprised at this that he asked Banta why he had bothered to fight so hard just for a 25-paise bit.|
"Was that all you wanted?" said Banta,
"I thought you were after the five-hundred rupees I’ve got in my shoe!"