One day a "foreigner" came to visit them. He was fascinated by all the jewels "Humanity" had and made plans to loot it all. He entered their house but realized how two brothers protected the booty closely. He made a plan with a local "magician" and lured him to make the ruler of the land in return of the booty he wanted to steal from Humanity’s house.
The “magician” grabbed the offer and worked in unison. He disguised himself as a “servant” and took a job in Salaam Namaste’s shop in the name of their mother Humanity. He had nothing to do with “Humanity” and her service but to serve his greed to become the master of all her fortunes.
The “foreigner” concealed himself as a “chronicle traveler” and took entry in Humanity’s house as a guest. “Humanity” treated her guest with great dignity and respect who was actually plotting against her. With the help of “evil servant”, the foreigner gifted some “exotic magic seeds” to Salaam and Namaste. The brothers honored their guest’s gift and sowed them at their garden. The seeds grew in to beautiful looking plant with embellished flowers that changes colors during the day and night. The brothers were quite enchanted with the beauty and exotic value of the plant. It became a "piece DE resistance" of their garden & shop. They appointed the “evil servant” to water and take care of the plant for growing more pretty flowers to sell in the market.
The "plant" started growing and gradually covered the entire garden with it's branches, roots and wide stem. It grew strong by the day and even de-rooted some other fine local plants. The brothers did not complain as it helped them earn some "new money" and goodies in market. The plant grew so tall that one day it shot above their roof and broke it open. The brothers reprimanded the “evil servant” but were consoled by him saying that it will be fine and they should spend their time in counting the benefits from plan than complaining about it. Days passed and plant stopped giving flowers and fruits and started decaying. The "evil servant" took this as an opportunity and conspired brothers against each to create a rift between them. He bad mouthed Salaam about Namaste and vice verse.
The brothers got so busy in repairing their shop and preventing the plant to stop growing that they forgot to tend their house and their mother Humanity.
The "foreigner" took advantage of the situation and broke inside the vaults of humanity. He plundered all her valuables that he could, damaged her house and stashed away all that he could. When Humanity found his folly and confronted him, he attacked her and fled, leaving her badly bruised.
She cried for children’ help but they were busy dousing the fire created by their “servant” and fighting each other. The evil “magician” did his share, made brothers fight while he laughed at them from distance and exploited their shop. He advised brothers to separate their shops and start living away from each other.
The brothers separated their boundaries but it didn't mend their feud. They couldn't take each other out of their heart and lack of communication added more to the fire. The evil “servant” proposed to act as their mediator and they agreed.
The magician’s and the foreigner's machination were fulfilled. Both the brothers were in absolute control of them and they became master of their fortunes.
66 years passed, the brothers- "Salaam and Namaste" continue to fight each other while their mother "Humanity", badly beaten & bruised, still crying for their help. The evil “servant” grew his own force and continue to manipulate and exploit them. The mean “foreigner” has returned to his shore but his exotic plant left back in the village continued growing and harming the "soil" and all other plants in vicinity. He had sent and appointed local people as his agents to manage the "plant" and collect all the profits.
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