People in Silesia pass around a story of a miner who met Skarbnik (Treasurer). The miner wasn’t lucky, because he didn't know how to say "no", so others were using him. He always had to work in places where he had very hard work and where he couldn't find good coal. It was painful for him and his family because he couldn't earn enough money. His family was starving and he felt worse every day. He knew that his hard work won’t give him wealth… but he didn't know that someone was watching over him.
Once he had to work in a place where he couldn't even stand straight. He was so helpless that he started crying. At that moment Skarbnik decided to help him, although he didn't like showing up to people.
-Why are you crying?-asked Skarbnik
The miner wasnt’t afraid, but he knew that this was not a good sign. Skarbek looked like a nice old man with silver beard. The miner told him everything about his misfortunes. Skarbek calmly listened to the complaints of the poor man, and told him to turn around and hammer into the wall. The miner was confused but he did that. He knew that there wasn't a lot coal.
He was shocked when he found most expensive coal. He and his mates couldn't believe when he showed them the coal. Some rubbed their eyes in amazement, and more than one realized that this could happen only with the help of Skarbek. It was the first time when the miner came home with smile on his face, because he got a lot of money.
On the way he met an old man who reminded him of someone ... He realized that it was his good fate. He offered him a greater share of the money. Skarbek didn’t want it but as he saw that the miner didn’t turn greedy, he kept watching over the man’s fate.