He caught a butterfly, put it between his closed palms and went to the wise man. While the envious man was going he was cheering in himself,
“I’ll ask him what kind of butterfly I have in my hands – dead or alive. If he says “alive” i’ll clench my fist. If he says “dead” i’ll let it out”.
He came to the wise man and told,
“You can predict everyting. Could you tell me what kind of butterfly I brought – dead or alive?”
The wise man looked at him and said,
“Everything is in your hands”.