This story is about a hungry traveler who comes to a new town and would like something to eat. He puts a stone in a large pot of boiling water and other people are curious what he is doing. He explains that he is making "stone soup", but it would be even better if they added more food to the soup. The towns people gathered more food and made a delicious soup. He then taught the people that it wasn't the stone that made the soup so good, but it was everyone coming together and sharing what they had to make it so good.