A Short Story by Leo N. Tolstoy
Three Arshins of Land is a short story by the late Leo N. Tolstoy (1828-1910). Written in 1886, this parable about Pakhom the Peasant is applicable to today’s society.
“For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” — 1 Timothy 6:7-10