One day a rich man lost his purse. He thought that purse had been stolen by one of his servants. He could not detect the actual thief. He made a complaint before the judge. The judge summoned all the servants. All of them denied the charge. The judge then hit upon a plan. He gave all of them sticks of equal length. He asked them to submit the sticks on the following day. The judge also said that the thief’s stick would increase by an inch. All the servants went home. Everyone kept his stick as it was. The servant who stole the purse reduced the length of his post by one inch. The next day all the servants submitted their sticks to the judge. One stick was found short by one inch. The thief was quickly detected and sent to jail.