A man was travelling from one city to another when he heard that a ferocious battle had taken place and that his cousin was among the wounded soldiers.
He rushed to the place and saw that his cousin was on death’s door.
He offered him a little water from his canteen, but just at that moment another wounded soldier beside him groaned, and the cousin asked him to give the water to his neighbor.
“But if I go over there, you may not survive! All your life you have been always so generous!”
Gathering his last ounce of strength, the wounded man replied: “That’s another reason to be generous, now that I’m about to die.”