One day, Truth and Falsehood met at an inn, both weary from their travels. "My old friend!" cried Truth, "Come, allow me to buy you a drink." So they drank and exchanged stories of their travels. As they talked, Envy walked into the inn. Upon seeing Truth and Falsehood, Envy grew jealous of their friendship. Envy decided to find a way to make them hate each other. Now, it so happened that Greed was staying at the same inn. Envy met with Greed to form a plan. "Look at those two," Envy hissed. "They can't be friends, they never agree on anything!" Greed was only half listening. Envy knew this, but was ready for it. "Of course," Envy said softly, "we need to stop it. It is unnatural, like a bird with no flight, or a fish that can't swim." At this, Envy pulled out a bag of gold coins. Greed's heart began to race, fingers itching to just grab the bag, to caress the gold with loving fingertips. Envy smirked triumphantly, the plan was working perfectly. "Now, this is what's going to happen," Envy explained. "You are going to start spreading rumours about Truth and Falsehood, make up anything, so long as you turn them against each other. In exchange, I will give you this bag of gold.", shaking the bag, causing the coins to jingle invitingly, as clear as the loveliest music. Greed, of course, immediately agreed. However, Loyalty overheard the conversation, and told Truth and Falsehood. Wisdom, the owner of the inn, decided the best thing was to make Envy and Greed leave the inn, and to never come back. Envy, fuming, and Greed, ashamed, left the inn. The other innkeepers heard what had happened, and wouldn't allow them into their inns. They could only wander, forced to remember what they had done with every closed door they faced.
Never spread rumours and don't let greed cloud your judgement.