Acres of Diamonds is a book about a ”true story.” It is about an African farmer who heard tales about other farmers who had made millions by discovering diamond mines.
These tales excited the farmer. He too wanted to be very wealthy. He decided to sell his farm and went prospecting for diamonds. He spent the rest of his life wandering the African continent searching unsuccessfully for the gleaming gems that brought such high prices on the markets of the world.
Finally, worn out and broke, he threw himself into a river and drowned.
Meanwhile, the man who bought his farm happened to be crossing the small stream on the property one day, when suddenly he saw a bright flash of blue and red light from the stream bottom. He bent down and picked up a stone. It was a large stone. Admiring it, he brought it home and put it on his fireplace mantel.
Several weeks later, a visitor came by to visit him. He saw the stone on the mantel, picked it up, looked at it closely and nearly fainted. He asked the farmer, “where did you find this? The farmer replied, “on my property.”
The property became the largest diamond mine ever discovered…