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Once there lived a blind man in a small town.

He always carried a lighted lamp in his hand
whenever he went out at night.
On one dark night he was going with his lighted lamp in his hand. A group of men were passing
that way.
They saw the blind man and made fun of him. They said," O Blind man why do you carry the
lighted lamp. You are blind and cannot see anything?
The blind man politely said, "This lamp is not for me, but for you people who have eyes. You
may not see a blind man coming and push him. They felt ashamed and begged pardon.
Moral: Think twice before you speak.

Once there lived a poor woodcutter. He used to cut trees in the woods. One day he was cutting
wood on the bank of a river. His axe fell down into the river. The river was deep. He could not
take his axe out. He sat on the bank and began to weep.
Mercury, the god of water appeared. He asked the reason of his weeping. The woodcutter told the
whole story. Mercury dived into the water and brought a golden axe. The woodcutter refused to
take it. Mercury again dived and brought a silver axe. The woodcutter did not take it either. Then
he brought an iron axe. The woodcutter took it gladly. Mercury was much pleased. He rewarded
the woodcutter with the other two axes.
Moral: Honesty is the best policy.

There was a cap seller in a city. He used to go from village to village to sell the caps. His way lay
through a forest.
It was a hot summer day and it was very hot. He got tired. To get some rest he sat under a shaded
tree.

When they saw the caps they climbed down the tree and each one of them put a cap on their head. .Soon he fell asleep under the shadow of the tree. The cap seller woke up after some time. Monkeys did the same as they are imitators. He tried his best to get his caps back but all his efforts were in vain. Moral: Intelligence works wonders. Then they climbed up the tree again. By chance he looked up and saw the monkeys wearing his caps. Many monkeys were living on that tree. The cap seller collected all his caps and went away happily. Suddenly an idea struck his mind. He found that his caps were missing. He took off his own cap and threw it on the ground.