A mother is disappointed when she can't give her son the one gift he wants. Later the son's generosity returns to him and he receives the gift after all.
Key Words: Asia; India; Hindu; poverty; mother/son relationship; imagination; flow of gift
Folktales from India: A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-two Languages, selected and edited by A. K. Ramanujan. (New York: Pantheon Books, 1991), 226-27.