The Tools of God and the Velnias
Earlier, the velnias used the best tools. When people didnít know anything
about scythes and other utensils, he had at least one. Once, during the
hay harvest, the velnias was cutting hay with a scythe, while God, because
He didnít have a scythe, was cutting hay with a chisel. Having seen that
He will get nowhere with a chisel, God set a sweet sleep on the velnias,
took his scythe, cut all his hay, then put the scythe back where it belonged.
When the velnias woke up, he saw that God had cut all of His hay, while
he himself had only just begun. Then the velnias began to urge God to trade
His chisel for the scythe. God gave him the chisel and took the scythe
for Himself. When they both began to cut, things went easily for God.
Thatís how God often fools the velnias. Thereís even a saying to remind
us of the velniasí stupidity: As foolish as the velnias.