[Picked from Shri K. C. Shiva Reddy's book - Ugada Kavi (Poet of the Era)]
Sri Kuvempu's 'Sri Ramayana Darshanam' had just been released. The cover price of the volume was thirteen rupees. A dignitary came to see Sri. Kuvempu. Between their conversations he asked Sri Sri. Kuvempu if the price of book was not high. Sri. Kuvempu asked him what was the price he paid to buy his shoes. The dignitary replied, 'Eighteen Rupees.' Then Sri. Kuvempu told him that his Sri Ramayana Darshanam was cheaper by five rupees than those shoes and asked him if the value of Sri Ramayana Darshanam was less than the value of the shoes he wore.