The master asked the first man what he had done with his gold and he showed him his 10 bags.
Look master I went to the marketplace and doubled my gold.
Excellent! You have been a loyal servant, come share my happiness
Then the second man came forward showing his master how proud he was of his gold.
Look master, I went to the riverside market and doubled my gold as well!
Excellent job! Even with a small amount of gold you managed to get the most out of it.
‘I knew that you are a harsh man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seeds. So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold. This here is what belongs to you.’
Then the third man came forward looking ashamed. which made his master wonder why.
Now, what is the meaning of this? Why do you only have one bag and why is it filthy?
The master was infuriated he couldn't believe what he heard so he yelled at his servant and took his gold and gave it to the servant with ten bags.
‘You dirty, careless servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, I should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest!