Phil was thrilled to purchase an old desk at an auction, having faith that he could restore it. From the outside, it appeared to be just like any other secretary desk, complete with shelves, hiding spots and more.
Even the people who worked at the auction house considered it just like any other. Though they knew that it is fairly common to find hidden treasures within the desk's compartments, when they looked this one over they couldn't find anything at all.
As far as they knew, it was empty. Phil, on the other hand, came to learn the incredible truth after he had been physically moving the desk around.
When Phil had the opportunity to bring the desk home and look it over, he also found that it was empty. As he began his work on refinishing the desk, he shook it in a way which brought about an unbelievable discovery.
When the desk moved at the right angle, a sound was heard. What on earth could it be? Phil knew that the desk had been looked over quite thoroughly before, but he knew he needed to investigate further.
The hidden treasure was no longer kept secret when the noise of it moving around became so obvious. Phil couldn't wait to dig deeper and discover what was contained deep within the desk.
Pulling out handfuls of cash, Phil came to find that the desk he only paid $40 for actually had $100,000 worth of cash inside. But after stumbling upon this amazing discovery, Phil had a tough decision to make.
Though it was exhilarating stumbling upon such a substantial amount of money, Phil knew exactly what to do once he counted it all and realized how much was inside. His good-hearted honesty drove him right back to the auction house to find the rightful owner, and when he learned how this would change the owner's life in the most heart-warming way, he was truly at peace.