There were two neighbors who came to Jupiter and prayed him
to grant their wishes.
Now the one was full of
greediness, and the other eaten up with
punish them both, Jupiter granted wishes to them
that each might have whatever they wished for
themselves, but only on condition that his
neighbor had twice as much.
The Avaricious man wished to have a room full of
No sooner said than it was done; all his joy
turned to grief when he found that his neighbor
had two rooms full of the precious gold.
Then came the turn of the Envious man,
who could not bear to think that his neighbor
had any joy at all.
So he prayed that he might have one of his own
eyes put out, by which means his companion would
become totally blind.
Moral: Vices are their own punishment.