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Moral Stories

The Wolf and The Crane

Once a wolf killed a lamb and started eating it.
Suddenly a piece of bone stuck in its throat. It cried out of pain and called for help. There
came a crane. The wolf lured the crane that it will give lot ofrewards.
The greedy crane immediately agreed and removed the piece of bone with its long
nose. The wolf was relieved of its pain. Then the crane asked for therewards.
The wolf laughed at the crane and said, "I have already rewarded you without biting your
head. Run away from here, else I will kill you". The crane was very much disappointed and
ran way to save its life.
MORAL : You should help only those who deserve for it.
A Wise Counting

Emperor Akbar was in the habit of putting riddles and puzzles to his courtiers. He often
asked questions which were strange and witty. It took much wisdom to answer these
Once he asked a very strange question. The courtiers were dumb folded by his question.
Akbar glanced at his courtiers. As he looked, one by one the heads began to hang low in
search of an answer. It was at this moment that Birbal entered the courtyard. Birbal who
knew the nature of the emperor quickly grasped the situation and asked, "May I know the
question so that I can try for an answer".
Akbar said, "How many crows are there in this city?"
Without even a moment's thought, Birbal replied "There are fifty thousand five hundred and
eighty nine crows, my lord".
"How can you be so sure? asked Akbar.
Birbal said, "Make you men count, My lord. If you find more crows it means some have
come to visit their relatives here. If you find less number of crows it means some have gone
to visit their relatives elsewhere".
Akbar was pleased very much by Birbal's wit.
MORAL : A witty answer will serve its purpose.
A Wise Old Owl

There was an old owl that lived in an oak. Everyday he saw incidents happening around him.
Yesterday he saw a boy helping an old man to carry a heavy basket. Today he saw a girl
shouting at her mother. The more he saw the less he spoke.
As he spoke less, he heard more. He heard people talking and telling stories. He heard a
woman saying that an elephant jumped over a fence. He also heard a man saying that he
had never made a mistake.
The old owl had seen and heard about what happened to people. Some became better and
some became worse. But the old owl had become wiser each and every day.
Moral of the story :
You should be observant, talk less but listen more. This will make you a wise person.

Baa Baa Black Sheep

There lived a black sheep in a nearby village. Every spring, he shaved his black wool and
sold it to the villagers. The villagers made sweaters and socks from his black wool.

One day, the black sheep noticed that he had some more wool left. He thought, It would be
such a waste if nobody wants to buy the wool.

That afternoon, an old man came over to his wooden shed to see him. He wanted one bag
full of the black sheeps wool. Then an old woman came over. She also wanted a bag full of
wool. A short while later, a little boy arrived. He also wanted one bag full of wool.

Therefore, the black sheep prepared three bags full of wool for them. He was happy that all
of his wool was sold off.

Moral of the story :

We should be generous and helpful with what we have. We should be patient and not give

Beg Your Pardon Mrs Hardin

One afternoon, a little boy had lost his kitten. He looked under his bed. He looked all over
his house. But still there was no puppy. Finally, he looked for his puppy in the garden. After
a few hours, he still could not find the puppy.
The little boy was tired and was about to give up. Then he saw his neighbour, Mrs Hardin.
I beg your pardon, Mrs Hardin. Is my puppy in your garden? asked the little boy.
Oh yes, she is. She is chewing on a mutton bone, replied Mrs Hardin.
The little boy climbed the fence and saw his puppy chewing on a mutton bone. He was so
happy that his puppy was not lost but had only gone to his good neighbors house to eat.
Moral of the story :
Do not give up searching for something you have lost too soon.
Clever Thief

Devan was a clever thief. He robbed the rich and gave all to the sick and the needy. The
other thieves were jealous of him. They planned to get rid of him. They challenged to steal
the Kings Pyjamas.

Deven accepted the challenge. After that he prepared to execute the new challenge. He
charted out a plan to steal the King. He prepared himself mentally to carry out a plan.
He went to the Kings Palace. He found the King sleeping. He opened a bottle of red antson
the bed. The King was badly bitten. He cried for help. The servants rushed in. They
pretended to look for ants. Deven removed the Kings Pyjamas and escaped. Other thieves
were dump founded.
They accepted Deven their leader.
Moral : Be clever.

The Poor Mans Wealth

Ramchand and Premchand were neighbours. Ramchand was a poor farmer. Premchand was
a landlord.
Ramchand used to be very relaxed and happy. He never bothered to close the doors and
windows of his house at night. He had deep sound sleeps. Although he had no money he
was peaceful.
Premchand used to be very tense always. He was very keen to close the doors and windows
of his house at night. He could not sleep well. He was always bothered that someone might
break open his safes and steal away his money. He envied the peaceful Ramchand.
One day, Premchand call Ramchand and gave him a boxful of cash saying, Look my dear
friend. I am blessed with plenty of wealth. I find you in poverty. So, take this cash and live
in prosperity.
Ramchand was overwhelmingly happy. He was joyful throughout the day. Night came.
Ramchand went to bed as usual. But, to-day, he could not sleep. He went and closed the
doors and windows. He still could not sleep. He began to keep on looking at the box of cash.
The whole night he was disturbed.
As soon as day broke, Ramchand took the box of cash to Premchand. He gave away the box
to Premchand saying, Dear Friend, I am poor. But, your money took away peace from me.
Please bear with me and take back your money.
MORAL : Money can not get everything.