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Only Others Can Tell Your Worth

Once upon a time, Mercury, the god of skill, was tickled by a strange idea. He became anxious to know how human beings estimated his worth in comparison to other gods. So, he disguised himself as a man and came to the earth. Roaming about, he came to the house of a sculptor where he saw idols of various gods, including his own. Then he approached the sculptor and asked, "What price would you charge for the idol of Juno, the goddess of marriage?" The sculptor replied, "two dollars". Again, Mercury asked, "What for the idol of Jupiter, the chief of gods?" "Five dollars", replied the sculptor. "And how much for Mercury?" asked the god. "Oh that. I shall give that free if you buy the other two", pat came the reply. Mercury was cut to the quick and disappeared.

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