Whang the Miller was very avaricious. Nobody LOVED money more than he, and he RESPECTED only those who WERE rich. When people WERE TALKING of a rich man, Whang always said: "I KNOW him very well; he and I HAVE BEEN friends since childhood", but when people WERE MENTIONING a poor man, he always SAID that he didn't KNOW him and HAD never HEARD his name before,
as he WASN'T fond of many acquintances. -this is not clear - do you mean Whang didn't have many acquaintances? something like, wasn't partial to/keen on /bothered about having a large circle of acquaintances??
One day, as he WAS THINKING how to increase his wealth, he LEARNED that one of his neighbours, Hunks by name, FOUND a large pot of gold underground after he HAD DREAMED of it three nights running. The greedy miller greatly ENVIED his neighbour's luck and COMPLAINED every day to his customers that he IS unlucky, saying: I'VE BEEN WORKING from morning till night for so many years, but I'VE NEVER FOUND any gold. I wish I could dream like my neighbour!" At last he DREAMED one night that under a certain part of the wall of the mill there was a huge pot of gold.
He dreamt of the same pot of money for two successive nights and WAS therefore sure that he WOULD FIND the treasure in the place where he SAW it in his dreams. (????)
So he GOT UP early the third morning, WENT to the mill alone with a spade in his hand, and BEGAN to dig under the corner of the wall. He HAD BEEN DIGGING for three hours when at last his spade struck a broad, flat stone, so large, that he COULD not move (or) lift it. He DECIDED that he would GO home, TELL his wife everything, and ASK her to help him. So he ran home and told his wife of his dream and of the treasure that WAS WAITING for them under the stone. They both RAN back to the place where Whang had been DIGGING and found that their mill, which Whang had UNDERMINED by digging, had collapsed and lay in ruins.
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