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Unformatted text preview: This quote from Wisest’s father shows how he feels about the situation. He knows that his son’s cheating scam was the cause of his death. He also knows that Wise really is a wise man because he questioned Wisest’s scam and stayed honest through it all. The Master reveals the moral of the story in his closing remarks. “The cheating merchant of to-day was the cheating merchant in the story, and I the honest merchant named Wise” (1005). He is saying that an honest man is a wise man, and that a cheating merchant will always be a cheating merchant. The master is also challenging the reader of the story to stay honest and fair even when his/her partner is a cheat. Knowing that “what goes around comes around” is a great moral lesson to learn, in my opinion. It is very hard to fight off the temptations and stay honest when those around are cheating their way to the top. This is an invaluable moral to learn....
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- Fall '07
- wise, cheating merchant