A Lord’s Promises
A Lithuanian fairy tale, this version is from Tales of The Amber Sea, compiled and translated by Irina Zheleznova in 1974.
In a certain land there lived a lord who was a cheat and a swindler. He was always tricking his workmen and robbing them, and to one of them, a cheerful, highspirited youth, he had not paid his wages for three years on end.
Now, this young workman was walking along the river bank one day when he met a man coming toward him.
“Where are you coming from?” asked the workman.
“From where the road takes its beginning.”