Samuel, a carpenter, always valued coffins the most of any of his works. He didn't want his coffin to be a rushed affair, so he made one far in advance and stored it under his bed. However, every time a person in need came to him, he would give this prized possession away. As illness came upon Samuel, he lay in his bed with no coffin beneath him--he had given his most recent build away just one week earlier. The townsfolk all gathered together to Samuel the finest coffin around, and he ended up resting in a coffin not of his own making.