The Partition of the Inheritance
Adaptions and Imitations of Hindoo Fables
A Father had two Sons. He said to them: "When I die, divide everything into two equal parts."
When the Father died, the Sons could not divide without quarrelling. They went to a Neighbour to have him settle the matter. The Neighbour asked them how their Father had told them to divide. They said:
"He ordered us to divide everything into two equal parts."
The Neighbour said:
"If so, tear all your garments into two halves, break your dishes into two halves, and cut all your cattle into two halves!"
The Brothers obeyed their Neighbour, and lost everything.