Two Men and a Rope

A desperate man without money and friends resolved to hang himself. He went to the execution grounds and pounded a hook into the wall to secure his rope.
A rock tumbled down, and he found a sack of money hidden in the wall. Rejoicing, he took the money and left, thanking God for his bounty.
A few days later, the man who had hidden the money there came to look upon his riches. When he saw the money gone, he resolved to kill himself, Finding the rope that the first man had left there, he thanked God for his bounty.

Inspired by: Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists by Roger L'Estrange, 477.
Notes: This fable is not part of the classical Aesop tradition; find out more here.

Here is an illustration by Grandville:

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