Ankalli and his wife Kori can no longer survive on what their small parcel of land can produce. Ankalli decides to go look for work in the south, where he believes there are opportunities. He crosses valleys, rivers, and mountains until he finds work with a salt processor.
There he asks his boss, Lemos, to withhold his salary and to give it all to him on the day he decides to return home. When that day comes, he asks Lemos for his money. Lemos offers to give him his money or three pieces of advice. If he chooses to take his money, he won’t give him the advice.
But if he chooses the advice, he won’t give him his money. Ankalli will have to make a decision and deal with the consequences.