(1) THE FARMER AND HIS DOG
Once upon a time, there was a shephered who lived happily with his small son in a village.he had some sheep and a faithful dog to look after theem.The dog also loved to be with the farmer’s son One day the farmer left his son under the super supervision of the dog as was his usual practice. when he returned from his work, he was bewildered to see his dog, all smeared with blood.The first thought hat came into his mind was that the dog might have killed the boy. This thought had made him furious and he killed the dog with his stick instantaneously.
But when the farmer entered his house, he saw an unexpected scene. He saw his child safe and sound a dead wolf nearby, He realized that the wolf came to kill the child and the dog killed it to fulfill his duty. And the blood that he saw on body and mouth of the dog was not of the child but of the wolf. The farmer wept bitterly because he learnt the lesson that haste makes waste at a great price.
(1) HASTE MAKES WASTE. (2) IT IS USELESS TO CRY OVER SPILT MILK. (3) LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP.
(2) THE THIRSTY CROW
Once upon a time there was a crow who was very thirsty, he flew here and there in search of water. But unfortunately, it was a hot day and he could not get even a single drop of water in spite of his best efforts. At last he flew into a garden. Though he was much tired with his search but he was relieved to find a jug of water there. He at once went towards it but became disappointed to see that the water was too low to drink. But he did not lose heart at it.
Intelligent as he was, he began thinking of a way to quench his raging thirst. Soon he hit upon a bright idea. There was a heap of pebbles nearby. The crow went there picked the pebbles and dropped them one by one into the jug. The water rose up gradually. He drank water, quenched his thirst and flew away.
(1) NO PAINS, NO GAINS. (2) WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY, (3) NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION. (4) GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES.
(3) THE LION AND THE MOUSE
Once upon a time, there lived a lion in a dense jungle.one day ,he felt tired after preying and thought of taking some rest. He slept under the shade of a tree. A mouse lived in a hole nearby.it thought of playing in the soft body of the lion while he was asleep.To amuse itself, it climbed over the body of the lion and started running here and there.Getting disturbed, the lion woke up with anger and caught the mouse in his paw. He was about to kill the mouse but it begged for mercy. The lion took pity on it and let it go.
A few later, the lion was caught in a hunter’s trap. The mouse heard his angry roar and ran to the spot.it saw the lion and decided to do him a good turn. It began to gnaw the ropes. Soon the lion was set free, he thanked the mouse for his timely held and they become good friends .
(1) DO GOOD, HAVE GOOD. (2) VIRTUE NEVER GOES UNREWARDED(3) KINDNESS HAS ITS OWN REWARD. (4) DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD BE DONE BY
(4) THREE FRIENDS AND A BAG OF GOLD COINS
Once, three good friends set out on a long journey. They decided to help one another in the hour of need. They enjoyed their journey for many days. One day, they found a bag of gold coins at a deserted place. They became overjoyed at their luck and agreed to distribute the coins among hemselves equally. But each wished to have all the wealth by himself. Soon they felt hungry and sent one of them to the nearest market to bring some food, he bought food and mixed some poison into it and returned with golden dreams.
When he reached there his two friends pounced upon him and put him to death. Then, they started taking their meals and ate to their fill. But soon they expired too because of the poisonous food and the gold coins remained there undivided.
(1)GREED IS A CURSE. (2) AS YOU SOW, SO SHALL YOU REAP.
(3) HE WHO DIGS A PIT FOR OTHERS HIMSELF FALLS INTO IT.
(4) DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD BE DONE BY.
(5) THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE
This story tells us about a hare and a tortoise who were very good friends. The hare was very proud of his speed and made fun of the laziness of his friend. One day, he challenged the tortoise to run a race in his pride. The tortoise accepted the challenge and a distant tree was chosen as the finishing point. The race began and the hare ran as fast as he could and soon got out of sight. On the way, he thought of taking some rest. He lay down under a shady tree and started dreaming his victory.
In the meantime, the tortoise kept on moving steadily. When the hare got up from his sound sleep, it was too late he became a bit concerned but soon consoled himself with the thought that the tortoise was still far behind. He ran at the top of his speed but was stupefied to see the tortoise already resting at the winning post.
(1) PRIDE HATH A FALL.. (2) SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE. (3) ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD. (4) DO NOT FIND FAULTS WITH THE WAYS OF GOD.THE FARMER AND HIS THREE SONS
(6) THE FARMER AND HIS THREE SONS
Once there lived a farmer in a village. He has three sons but instead of working they were as found quarreling with one another. The father always advised them to live peacefully but they no hed to his advice. Worried about his sons, one day he sent one of them to bring some sticks. He tried them in a bundle.then called his three sons, he gave the bundle to the youngest and asked him break it. He tried his best but failed. Then he asked his second son to test his power at it but he too failed to break it.
Then it was the eldest son who tried his best but his effors also proved futile. The farmer tied the bundle and distributed the sticks among his sons one by one. Now he demanded them again to break the sticks. They hurriedly broke the sticks. The experiment had a moral lesson in it for sons. Their father advised them that united they stand while divided they fall. The sons understood the truth and started living peacefully.
(1) UNION IS STRENGTH. (2) UNITED YOU STAND, DIVIDED YOU FALL.