THE POCKETS OF GOOD AND BAD DEEDS
 WHEN Jupiter watched the earth and did what he could to make men happy, he noticed that,
while they wore cloaks and coats, they had no pockets; nor had they any record of their
good and bad deeds.
So this all-wise father made them two pockets, one at each end of a long scarf which they
might hang around their necks to hold their good and bad actions.
 At first the people were delighted and wore the pockets dangling where every one
might see them. But by and by the pocket that held the bad actions grew so large,
and the one that held the good actions looked so flat, that most of the people grew
ashamed and did not like to carry them.
But Jupiter said they must carry them, and this is the way they managed: they covered
the pocket of the good deeds with ornaments, until it looked large and beautiful and
full, and they hung it in front where everybody could see it.
But the pocket of the bad deeds they hung underneath the cloak, where no one could see it and
 where it might grow very fat and yet cause them no shame.