'Occupy till I come'—'Be occupied, be in business, till I come.'
A merchant, going abroad for a time, gave two of his friends each two sacks of grain to take care of against his return. Years passed by. When he came back, he applied to them for the return of the grain.
The first took him into his storehouse and showed him the two sacks as he had received them, now mildewed and worthless. The other led him into the country and showed him fields of grain growing and ripening, the produce of the two sacks which he had used as seed.
'Give me the two sacks,' said the merchant, 'and keep the rest.'