The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure it out how to fix the engine.
Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a youngster. He carried a large bag of tools with him,& when he arrived, he immediately went to work.He inspected the engine very carefully, from top to bottom.
Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over,the old man searched into his bag & pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. & instantly, the engine lurched into life & got started.
He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed.! A week later, The owner received a bill from the old man for ten thousand Rs.
"What .?" the owner exclaimed. "He hardly did anything....!" So they wrote the old man a note saying "Please send us an Itemized bill." The man sent a bill that read:
Tapping with a hammer ... Rs 2/-