Here’s a story I wrote for you.
Two poor brothers were wandering through the forest.
In a clearing, the two brothers came upon two children.
On each child’s neck, there was a rich and fine jewel-encrusted necklace, tightly locked onto her.
The mark of each necklace bore the name of an extremely powerful king that lived far away.
One brother took a child and said:
“I recognize this mark; it is my master’s mark. My master has promised a rich reward to all who are good to his children. Therefore, I will not kill this child and take the necklace, for my master would punish me with fire and torture. I will protect the child, and travel the far distance to my master, where he will reward me with untold riches instead.”
The other brother took a child and said:
“I do not recognize this mark. I have no master. I could kill the child and keep the necklace for myself, and no one would know. But I choose to save the child, because it is good and loving to do so. I will protect the child, and travel the far distance to his master. But I do not care whether I am rewarded. To make the right choice is its own reward.”
So here is your question:
Which of the brothers is the most good?by