Tuesday, 30 December 2014

The Story of Love and Time




Once upon a time, in an island  lived all the feelings; Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, riches and all others, including Love. One day,there was a news outbreak that the island would sink, so all the feelings constructed boats and left. Except for Love who tend to stay behind to ensure the safe departure of others.

 Love decided to hold out until the last possible moment. When the island had almost sunk and every of his colleague had safely gone,he decided to ask for help.

Soon wealth was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, “wealth, can you take me with you?”

but he answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”

Anger was close by so Love asked, “Anger, let me go with you.” “Oh . . . Love, can't you see that i am so angry that I need to be by myself!”  Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. “Vanity, please help me!” “I can’t help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat,” Vanity answered.


Happiness too passed by Love, but  was so busy happy that she did not even hear when Love called her.

Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come, Love, I will take you.” It was an elder.
So relieved and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went his own way. Realizing how much was owed the elder, Love asked Knowledge, his colleague who had earlier arrived before him, “Who Helped me?”

“It was Time,” Knowledge answered.

“Time?” asked Love. “But why did Time help me?” Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, “Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is.


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

CHRISTMAS-THE GIFT OF LOVE




A short story was told about a man who works very hard to put food on his table.He has a five year old daughter who was very beautiful and heart warming. just two days to Christmas she noticed her father was unhappy owing to the fact that his pocket was very lean. she decided to give his dad a surprise package in her little known way by using up the expensive gold wrap which his dad had the intention to sell to raise money.
Unfortunately on the Eve of Christmas when he got a buyer to buy his gold wrap, he saw that the child had used all of the expensive gold paper to decorate a box she had put under a faded Christmas tree. he became very upset about this and had to punish the child for her wrong deed.

However, the next morning the little girl, filled with the excitement of the season even though they had not much to celebrate, brought this gift box to her father and said, "This is for you, Daddy i want you to be happy!"

As he opened the box,he felt embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her.

But when he opened the beautifully wrapped box, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. " You don't give an empty present to somebody, there ought to be some package inside, however little" he said to the young child.

The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered: "Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was all full."

Immediately the father was crushed by these words. He fell on his knees and put his arms around his precious little girl and asked her to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.

Shortly after Christmas it was told that the young girl accidentally passed on. The father kept this little gift of love gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. Whenever he was discouraged or faced with any challenge he would open the box, take out an imaginary kiss, and remember the love of this beautiful child.
Lesson
Christmas is more of love sharing and not necessarily material things.
Enjoy this Christmas but more importantly put smiles on the faces of the needy- That's what the season is all about-LOVE.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Who is the king of the forest?


When the Tiger jumped on Fox, Fox cried out, "How dare you attack the King of the Jungle!"
Tiger looked at him in amazement, "Nonsense! You are not King!"
"Certainly I am," replied Fox, "All the animals run from me in terror! If you want proof, come with me." Fox went into the forest with Tiger at his heels. When they came to a herd of deer, the deer saw Tiger behind Fox and ran in all directions.
They came to a group of monkeys. The monkeys saw Tiger behind Fox and they fled. Fox turned to Tiger and said, "Do you need more proof than that? See how the animals flee at the very sight me?!"
"I'm surprised, but I've seen it with my own eyes. Forgive me for attacking you, Great King." Tiger bowed low and with great ceremony he let Fox go.
 moral
Think fast and always be bold  to outsmart your foes.
never give in to cowardice.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Elephant




A female class teacher asks his students to name an animal that begins with an “E”. One little David raise his hands and said, “Elephant.”

The teacher asks for an animal that begins with a “T”. The same boy says, “Two elephants.”

The teacher got upset with that and sends the boy out of the class for bad behavior. After some seconds, she asks for an animal beginning with “M”.

and the same boy from the other side of the wall shouts: “Maybe an elephant!”

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Jokes, short stories & tales with life lessons: The king and the 10 dogs story

Jokes, short stories & tales with life lessons: The king and the 10 dogs story: A story about a king was told that he once ordered for 10 dogs to be gathered so that every time a minister of his erred, he would be pun...

The king and the 10 dogs story


A story about a king was told that he once ordered for 10 dogs to be gathered so that every time a minister of his erred, he would be punished by being thrown to the dogs. One day, a minister voiced his opinion in which erred and it did not please the king, so he was ordered to be thrown to the dogs.
The minister said, "I have served you for 10 years, and is this is how you want to repay me? Give me 10 days before executing this command." The king said, "You shall have your request."
So the minister went to the caretaker of the dogs and said, "I want to look after these dogs for 10 days only." He said, "You shall have your request."
So the minister began looking after the dogs, feeding them, bathing them, and granting them all avenues of play and recreation. After 10 days came the day of sentencing, and the minister was thrown into the prison containing dogs by the king.
The king and all the people who had gathered looked through, to see how the dogs would devour and what an astonishment! The dogs had come to his feet, barking, panting and awaiting. "What have you done with the dogs?!" the king asked.
The minister replied, "I served these dogs for 10 days only, and they did not forget that kindness. But I served you for 10 years, and you have forgotten all of that."

Moral of the story:
 Always remember the acts of kindness and the good of people, and beware of forgetting he who served you even for one day.

story by Mahesh Taunk

Thursday, 18 December 2014

DEvil in the bar

The Devil walks into a crowded bar. When people noticed him,they all fled except this one old man. So the devil walks up to him and says" Do you know who I am?"  the old man looks at him, ignored him and sips his beer, he later answered "yep i know u more". The Devil says "Well, why aren't you afraid of me?" The old man looks over and says" I've been married to your sister for 27 years, why the hell should I be scared of you."

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

club girls

Two ladies were sitting and sipping at a club, one was beautiful and the other one was ug...
A guy walked up to the ugly one and said;
Guy; hello
Ugly girl; hi
Guy; wanna dance?
Ugly girl excitingly answered; oh! sure
Guy; ok go and dance i want to talk to your friend

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

THE HUNTER AND THE GHOST STORY



A poor hunter went about his daily routine job of animal  hunt in the  forest. He got tired and decided to rest his tired bones under a tree.
close to where he sat, a strange noise ran through his ear drum. he  got up and searched for what's disturbing and saw a dancing bottle beside the tree.
He  opened the bottle to see the disturbing cricket but contrary to what he thought, a thick black smoke emanated and rose to  the sky to form  a ghost with a long beard.The hunter was stoned a fright as he quickly threw away the bottle.
  “Give me some work or I shall eat you up.” cried the ghost . “What sort of work do you want ?” asked the hunter in panic, trying to be bold.
“Any kind of work,” the ghost replied. “You let me out from the bottle, so you have to give me work to do. I must keep working, day and night. The moment you stop giving me work, I shall eat you up.”
“Take me to my house then,”  said the hunter. The ghost picked up the hunter. In half a second he reached his house. Again he said, “Give me some work to do or I shall eat you up.” “build me a big house,” the man said.
In a few minutes the house was ready. The ghost again said loudly, “Give me some work or I shall eat you up.”
“Get me plenty of gold, silver and jewels,” the man said. Soon the gold, silver and jewels were intact. “Give me some work or I shall eat you up,” the ghost said.
“Get me some food.” In a second the man found the table loaded with delicious food. He tried to eat, but he got no time. The ghost again said, “Give me some work or I shall eat you up.”
At a point the man got fed up and couldn't even enjoy his new found wealth.
 When night came the ghost would not let him sleep. “Give me some work or I shall eat you up,” he said.
The hunter thought of what to do and came up with an idea “Make me a tall pillar, as high as the sky. And be quick.”
In just a few minutes the ghost was back. “The pillar is ready,” he said. “Now give me some work or I shall eat you up.”
“Now listen carefully,” the man said. “Climb up the pillar till you reach the top. Then climb down till you reach the earth. Then climb up to the top and come down again. Keep on doing so till I tell you to stop. And mind you don’t waste anytime.”
The ghost was very happy, for he now had plenty to do. He went up the pillar, came down, went up, came down. He went on doing so.
The man watched for some time. Then he went inside and ate the food the ghost had brought. After that he went off to sleep.
Next morning he got up and went outside. He saw the ghost going up and down the pillar all the time. The man was very happy.
 days turned months . The ghost kept on going up and down the pillar. At a point he got little tired. “Please sir,” he said to the man, “may I stop now ? I have been going up and down the pillar for a month.”
"No you cant" replied harshly the hunter.
Another three months passed. Now the ghost was really tired. “Sir,” he said, “I can’t do it any more. I must stop now.”
“You can stop on one condition,” the  said. You must go away from here, and never come back.”
“I promise,” the ghost said.
“Very well, you may stop now. the ghost stopped and disappeared into the thin air.
lesson;
Be quick to devise a way out in every  difficulty
Every challenge in life has an expiry date.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

TheStory of The Bonded Donkey


 

On upon a time, lived a potter. In a small village, He had a donkey. Everyday his donkey would carry soil from the field to his house. Since the field was quite far off, the potter would rest under a tree midway, tying his donkey nearby.
One day, the potter forgot to take the rope along with which he used in tying the donkey. When he reached the tree, he thought, “How do I tie this donkey today? He might run away if I sleep. “The potter decided to tie down holding the donkey’s ears so that the donkey would not run away.
But this way neither the donkey was comfortable nor the potter was able to take rest. A saint, who happened to be passing by, saw the potter holding on to the donkey’s ears. Then the saint wanted to know what the problem of the potter was. When the potter told the saint what the problem was, the wise saint said, “Take the donkey to the place where you tie him every day. Pretend to tie him using an imaginary rope. I assure you he won’t run away.” The potter did what the saint had said.
He left the donkey and went to take a nap. When he woke up, to his surprise and relief, he found the donkey standing in the same place.
Soon the potter prepared to leave for home. But the donkey did not move. “What is wrong with this donkey!” exclaimed the potter in frustration.
Luckily, the potter saw the wise saint again. He ran up to the saint and told him about the donkey’s strange behavior. The saint said, “You tied up the donkey, but did you untie him?” Go and pretend to untie the rope with which you had tied the donkey.” The potter followed the saint’s advice.
Now the donkey was ready to leave for home. The potter understood that donkey was the bonded donkey. The potter thanked the wise saint and went home happily with his donkey.

Moral

You may remain in a situation until you .rise up to the occasion
You need to think outside the box and take drastic step.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Wild Goose story


One day, two  amateur hunters saw a wild goose fly overhead. As one of the hunters placed an arrow in his bow and aimed it at the goose, he said, "That goose will make a fine stew."
"Stew?" asked the other. "It would be far better to roast it, what do you mean by stew"
"Stewed! after all i first saw the bird" said the first, putting down his arrow.
"Roasted!" replied the other.
The argument went on. "Let's ask our clan leader to decide the best way to cook that goose." The leader settled the argument by suggesting that when they caught the goose, half should be stewed and half should be roasted. In that way, everyone's needs would be met.
Pleased, the two hunters went out to shoot the wild goose, but by that time, the goose was  long gone . . .
 Moral;
Avoid unnecessary argument.
don't count your egg before it's been harshed

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The story of the big bad wolf and the three little pigs



Once upon a time there were three little pigs. One pig built a house of straw while the second pig built his house with sticks. And the third wisely built his house with bricks
Two of the pigs built their houses very quickly and then sang and danced all day, making fun and mockery of the third pig who worked hard all day building his house with bricks. Finally the third pigs finished building his house and the three pigs could enjoy life.
A big bad wolf saw the two little pigs while they danced and played and thought, “What juicy tender meals they will make!” He chased the two pigs and they ran and hid in their houses. The big bad wolf went to the first house and huffed and puffed and blew the house down in minutes. The frightened little pig ran to the second pig’s house that was made of sticks. The big bad wolf now came to this house and huffed and puffed and blew the house down in hardly any time. Now, the two little pigs were terrified and ran to the third pig’s house that was made of bricks.
The big bad wolf tried to huff and puff and blow the house down, but he could not. He kept trying for hours but the house was very strong and the little pigs were safe inside. He tried to enter through the chimney but the third little pig boiled a big pot of water and kept it below the chimney. The wolf fell into it and died.
The two little pigs now felt sorry for having been so lazy. They too built their houses with bricks and lived happily ever after.

Lessons and morals

Whatever it ‘ll take to get the best out of live, go for it, do not play lazy or cut corners to get it done quickly.
Kiyosaki asserted in one of his book that the poor tend to build their financial houses made of straw. The middle class built theirs made of sticks while the rich built their financial houses made of bricks. He then quotes what his rich dad advice-“to be a successful person in life, its okay to be slow but be sure you are building a house of bricks.
Slow and steady most times wins the race.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Mr. mouthology


A Professor was traveling by boat. On his way he asked the sailor:
“Do you know Biology?",the sailor answered; No sir!The professor laughed,  and said 'you are a living dead boy".
After a while  he asked the sailor again, do you know Ecology? what about zoology, Geography, physiology?
The sailor said no to all his questions. The professor was so disappointed and scorned him saying;
What the hell do you know on earth. You will die in your ignorance...
But as nature would have it, storm caught up with them and the boat started waving and about to sink. The Sailor in turn asked the Professor, do you know swiminology & escapology from sharkology?
The professor said no i don't get you.
Sailor said “Well, sharkology & crocodilogy will eat your assology, headology & you will dieology because of your mouthology.

Moral;
Do not take unnecessary advantage over people even if you have an edge over them.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Angels visit



Two angels were traveling and stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.

The family was rude and non receptive as they refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, “Things aren’t always what they seem.”

The next day they continued their journey and at  night decided to  rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.

After sharing the little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest while they managed on their cold floor without a carpet. When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel, “How could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him.” – she accused. “The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.”

“Things aren't always what they seem.” – the older angel replied again.

“When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren’t always what they seem.”
lesson;
Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way they should.
We just have no reason to complain. if you complain you get issues complicated the more.
In everything give thanks to the almighty. If you thank God for his finger  you will witness his hands.
If at all you've lost anything, God is the reason you've not lost everything.


Monday, 10 November 2014

two fighting travellers


                          
Once upon a time, two closed friends; Habiba and Muiba embarked on a distant  journey on a camels’ ride. They rode to a point, got tired and decided to have some rest. While they sat under the sun, the camel too decided to take a rest and lay on the floor. As the camel lay, the two friends began to strive on who would rest under the little shade of this camel’s shadow. Too soon they started fighting over this trivial issue. While still on that, the camel stood and walked away living them behind to realize their stupidity. In the midst of the fight a smuggler came and made away with their luggage. Later, when the fight was amicably resolved by a goodly passerby who got to know the bone of contention, he made them realize their mistake and they became ashamed of their folly and regretted their action.
Moral;
Sometimes we constantly fight over issues that are not weighty and fail to realize the cost.
Always think the aftermath of your action before you act.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Short Stories of The Frogs and the Well




Two Frogs lived together in a marsh. But one hot summer the marsh dried up, and they left it in search for  another cool place to live. At last they came to a deep well, and one of them looked down into it, and said to the other, "This looks very nice and cool and seem to be the kind of habitat we want. Let us jump in and settle here."
But the other, who had a wiser head on his shoulders, replied, "Not so fast, my friend. Supposing this well dried up like the marsh, how are we going to get out?"
Moral
Always Look before you leap.

Monday, 3 November 2014

ATTITUDE


Once upon a time in Great China lived  a young lady named Li-Li. She got married and went to live with her husband and mother-in-law.

In a very short time, Li-Li found that she couldn’t get along with her mother-in-law as they are always at logger heads. Their personalities were very different, and Li-Li was angered by many of her mother-in-law’s habits. In addition, she criticized Li-Li constantly.

Days turned weeks  and weeks erupted months Li-Li and her mother-in-law never stopped arguing and fighting. But what made the situation even worse was that, according to ancient Chinese tradition, Li-Li had to bow to her mother-in-law and obey her every wish. All the anger and unhappiness in the house was causing the poor husband great distress.

Finally, Li-Li could not stand her mother-in-law’s bad temper and dictatorship any longer, and she decided to do something about it.

She went to see her father’s good friend, Mr. Huang, who sold herbs. She told him the situation and asked if he would give her some poison so that she could solve the problem once and for all. Mr. Huang thought for a while, and finally said, “Li-Li, I will help you solve your problem, but you must listen to me and obey whatever I tell you.”

Li-Li said, “Yes, Mr. Huang, I will do whatever you tell me to do.” Mr. Huang went into the back room, and returned in a few minutes with a package of herbs.

He told Li-Li, “You can’t use a quick-acting poison to get rid of your mother-in-law, or else you could be suspicious.Therefore, I have given you a number of herbs that will slowly build up poison in her body. Every other day prepare some delicious meal and put a little of these herbs in her serving. Now, in order to make sure that nobody suspects you when she dies, you must be very careful to act very friendly towards her. Don’t argue with her, obey her every wish, and treat her like a queen.”

Li-Li was so happy. She thanked Mr. Huang and hurried home to start her plot of murdering her mother-in-law.

Weeks went by, months went by, and every other day, Li-Li served the specially treated food to her mother-in-law. She remembered what Mr. Huang had said about avoiding suspicion, so she controlled her temper, obeyed her mother-in-law, and treated her like her own mother. After six months had passed, the whole household had changed.

Li-Li had practiced controlling her temper so much that she found that she almost never got mad or upset. She hadn’t had an argument in six months with her mother-in-law, who now seemed much kinder and easier to get along with.

The mother-in-law’s attitude toward Li-Li changed, and she began to love Li-Li like her own daughter. She kept telling friends and relatives that Li-Li has became a changed person and was the best daughter-in-law one could ever find. Li-Li and her mother-in-law were now treating each other like a real mother and daughter.

Li-Li’s husband was very happy to see what was happening.

One day, Li-Li came to see Mr. Huang and asked for his help again. She said, “Mr. Huang, please help me to stop the poison from killing my mother-in-law! She’s changed into such a nice woman, and I love her like my own mother. I do not want her to die because of the poison I gave her please help me with the antidote.” she cried!

Mr. Huang smiled and nodded his head. “Li-Li, there’s nothing to worry about. I never gave you any poison. The herbs I gave you were vitamins to improve her health. The only poison was in your mind and your attitude toward her, but that has been all washed away by the love which you gave to her.”

Moral And Lesson
if only we can tame our behavior to others and live peacefully in love with all men, then there would be the greatest peace on earth.
learn to love every one the way you love your self.
Good attitude will always take you altitude
Author Unknown

Saturday, 1 November 2014

The wife and the blender



Husband; honey where are u?
Wife; sweety, am at home doing house chores.
Husband; are u sure?
Wife; o yea sweety, i'm sure
Husband; turn on the blender
Wife;( turns blender on) reeeereeeeree
Another day
Husband; honey where are u?
Wife; sweety, am at home.
Husband; are u sure?
Wife; o yea sweety, am very sure
Husband; turn on the blender
Wife;( turns blender on) reeeereeeeree
One day the husband decided to go home without informing her and met only his son and asked him. “Son where is your mother?
Son replied- ‘I don’t know she went out with the blender’

Friday, 31 October 2014

The Bear and the Travelers



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Two travelers were on a  journey through the countryside. They were walking along a track on the edge of some wood. suddenly they spotted a fierce looking bear ambling towards their direction. They weren't sure whether the bear had seen them, but not wanting to take any risks, the first traveler quickly climbed up the first tree and hid among the high branches. The second one dropped his bags and fell to the ground, pretending to be dead. He’d heard before that bears don’t prey on dead flesh, so he thought this was his safest way to survive.
The bear reached the spot where the man was lying on the ground, who was keeping as still as he could, and doing his best to keep his breath in. The bear sniffed around his head for a few minutes, but did not seem to be all that interested, and went on his way. The other traveler climbed down from the tree to join his friend. “Phew!” he said, “That was close. From up there in the tree, I could have sworn that bear was talking to you!”
“Sure he was”, the second one replied. “He told me to be more careful in future when setting out on a journey, and not to travel with someone who deserts you at the first sign of trouble!”
Lesson;
 a  true friend is one who will always be there for you even when in trouble

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Belling the Cat



 A family of mice were living in fear of a cat that hunts them all day and night. Tired of fearing for their lives every now and then, they decided to try and think up a plan to help their situation. After some time, one of the younger mice comes up with a brilliant idea. she  suggested that they tie a bell around the cat's neck, so they can hear it approach and always be able to hide in time. All the mice agree, except one: the oldest, wisest mouse who scorned the idea. Although he agreed  that it's a good plan in theory, but asks "who will be the one to bell the cat?"
 lesson;
 Ideas are essential to solving problems, but even more to it is knowing how to execute the idea and carrying out your plans. 
one good step to take is better than a thousand intention.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Donkey in Lion's Skin.


A donkey dressed itself in a lion's
 skin. posing a threat to other animals and villagers around town.  Everyone including the hyenas and tigers thought that he was a real lion as they gave him that credit and  keep away. Soon he became bold. But one day the foolish donkey-lion forgot he was acting a lion and brays uncontrollably. Some farmers heard him braying and ran after him with sticks. They beat him to death. Thus, the poor donkey paid the price for his foolishness. 

MORAL 

Never masquerade as someone else because the best person to be is you.
Dont take the credit of what you are not.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The wise smuggler



A Tale from the Middle East
A clever smuggler came to the border with a donkey. The donkey's back was heavily laden with straw. The official at the border was suspicious and pulled apart the man's bundles till there was straw all around, but not a valuable thing in the straw was found. "But I'm certain you're smuggling something," the official said, as the man crossed the border.
Now each day for ten years the man came to the border with a donkey. Although the official searched and searched the straw bundles on the donkey's back, he never could find anything valuable hidden in them.
Many years later, after the official had retired, he happened to meet that same smuggler in a marketplace and said, "Please tell me, I beg you. Tell me, what were you smuggling? Tell me, if you can."
"Donkeys," said the man.

moral
don't air your views.
don't always be quick to announce your intentions, let your work speak for you.

Monday, 20 October 2014

The pompous Snake without hand


A snake was boasting and shouting unnecessarily in a classroom of all other animals "i am poisonous, am poisonous, am poisonous and the senior prefect Mr bear snarled "audience class!
 if you know you are poisonous, raise your hands then..."

Friday, 17 October 2014

The tale of the tortoise and the hare

One day a rabbit was boasting about how fast he could run. He was laughing at the turtle for being so slow. Much to the rabbit’s surprise, the turtle challenged him to a race. The rabbit thought this was a good joke and accepted the challenge. The fox was to be the umpire of the race. As the race began, the rabbit raced way ahead of the turtle, just like everyone thought. The rabbit got to the halfway point and could not see the turtle anywhere. He was hot and tired and decided to stop and take a short nap. Even if the turtle passed him, he would be able to race to the finish line ahead of him. All this time the turtle kept walking step by step by step. He never quit no matter how hot or tired he got. He just kept going. However, the rabbit slept longer than he had thought and woke up. He could not see the turtle anywhere! He went at full-speed to the finish line but found the turtle there waiting for him.
Moral:
Never underestimate your opponent's ability even if he appears weak.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The wolf and the crane


Once upon a time, a wolf was feasting too greedily and quickly, and a bone had stuck crosswise in his throat. He could get it neither up nor down, and of course he could not eat a thing. Naturally that was an awful state of affairs for a greedy Wolf.
So away he hurried to the Crane. He was sure that she, with her long neck and bill, would easily be able to reach the bone and pull it out.
“I will reward you very handsomely,” said the Wolf, “if you help pull out the bone in my throat.”
The Crane, as you can imagine, was very uneasy about putting her head in a Wolf’s throat. But she was grasping in nature, so she did what the Wolf asked her to do.
When the Wolf felt relieved he started to walk away.
“But what about my reward!” called the Crane anxiously.
“What!” snarled the Wolf, whirling around. “Haven’t you got it? Isn’t it enough that I let you take your head out of my mouth without snapping it off?”
Morals
Never expect  reward for serving the wicked.



Thursday, 2 October 2014

The story of the eagle and the beetle


An Eagle was chasing a hare, which was running for it dear life and
was at her wits' end to know where to turn for help. luckily she espied a Beetle, and begged it to aid her. So when the Eagle came up the Beetle warned her not to touch the hare, which was under its protection. But the Eagle never noticed the Beetle because it was so small, seized the hare and ate her up. The  Beetle was bitter about this total neglect and letdown it got from the eagle and decides to revenge someday as it keeps an eye on the Eagle's nest. 
whenever the Eagle laid an egg, the beetle climb up  to where the egg is and rolled it out of the nest and broke it.

At last the Eagle got so worried over the loss of her eggs that she went up to Jupiter, who is the special protector of Eagles, and begged him to give her a safe place to nest in; so he let her lay her eggs in his lap. But the Beetle noticed this and made a ball of dirt the size of an Eagle's egg, and flew up and deposited it in Jupiter's lap. When Jupiter saw the dirt, he stood up to shake it out of his robe, and, forgetting about the eggs, he shook them
out too, and they were broken just as before.

Ever since then, they say, Eagles never lay their eggs at the
season when Beetles are about.


Moral lesson 
Always be mindful of how you treat others, you may have all it takes to win the war but do have a rethink because sometimes even the weakest may find means to avenge a wrong.