Betrayal

Jeff had joined a company which distributed fertilizers on credit to poor farmers in one rural area eight years before. The scheme was such that Jeff’s company would be the preferential buyer of all the produce of farmers who used Jeff’s fertilizers on credit. And for the past seven years, the scheme had been successful, attracting new farmers. And everyone had been very diligent, selling their produce according to the contract. Jeff had grown to like this community very much. The farmers were very friendly. Jeff even found Warren, whom he now considered his best friend. But this year, this eighth year, when a record ninety five percent of farmers in the area had joined the scheme, things had gone terribly wrong, Jeff thought bitterly as he walked...

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