The Giver should be Thankful

A merchant offered a bag of gold to the Abbot Seisetsu.

“This bag contains five hundred gold pieces. They are for the expansion of your monastery.”

“All right. I will take it.”

“There are five hundred pieces of gold in the bag.”

“You told me that before.”

“Even for me, a wealthy merchant, five hundred is still a large sum of money.”

“Do you want me to thank you?”

“You ought to.”

“Why should I? The giver should be thankful.”

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