“Wow! I knew it was there!”
“But I thought it wasn’t supposed to be shiny like this…are you sure it’s not fool’s gold?”
“I’ll tell you who the fools are, the ones who left it here!” Both boys started laughing, staring into the well. The thought never occurred to them the prize was fifty feet down a dark hole in the ground. Having no plan on how to retrieve it, they sat back to think.
They hurried home, retrieved a rope and returned. Tying one end of the rope around a nearby tree, started inching down the well stones. Suddenly the rope slipped, carrying the boys deeper, under the water and the gold. They were never seen again, but the “fools gold” remained floating.