- Bhola is a kind-hearted but lazy old man – the despair of his hard working wife. When he catches a flock of sparrows, the king sparrowÂ promises to reward him richly if he sets the birds free. Bhola agrees and is rewarded with a cowÂ whose dung is pure gold! A wandering sanyasi comes to a village. The richest man refuses him alms but his brother who is poor gives him food and shelter. The sanyasi gives the poor man a magic flute. But his jealous brother cannot bear to see his good fortune. In these witty folk tales from Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, kindness and wisdom are always rewarded.