Story No.1

                  Union is Strength

            An old man had three sons. They always quarreled with one another. The old man tried in vain to improve their relations. At last the old man fell ill. He was nearly on his death bed. All the sons gathered round his bed. He asked them to bring a bundle of sticks. They obeyed him. He then asked them one by one to break the bundle. Every one of them tried his best but to no purpose. The old man smiled at their failure. He told to untie the bundle and break the sticks one by one. It was quite easy now. Even the youngest son broke the sticks easily. The old man called his sons nearer and said, “Union is Strength”. The words were very few but they had good effect upon them. They began to live in peace and happiness after his death.
Moral:            i)          Union is Strength.
                        ii)         United you stand, divided you fall.

                                    Story No.2

Look Before You Leap

            Once a fox fell into a well. He did not know how to come out. Suddenly, he heard the voice of a goat. He called it. The goat peeped into the well. It asked him what he was doing there. The fox said, “The water is sweet and cold. I daily come here and have a bath”. He invited the goat to have a drink. The goat was very thirsty. It jumped into the well. But the fox got out of the well with the help of goat. Now the goat realized its folly. It requested the fox to help it. But the fox said, “You should have looked before you leapt into the well. Now drink cold water and enjoy yourself.”
Moral:            i)          Look before you leap.
                        ii)         Haste makes waste.

                                    Story No.3

A Friend in Need is a Friend indeed

            Once upon a time, two friends were passing through a jungle. One of them began to brag. He said that he was a sincere friend and was prepared to make any sacrifice for his friends. Suddenly a bear appeared there. The same friend was fied. He climbed up a tree to save his life. His friend lay down on the ground and held his breath. The bear came near him and smelt him all over. It thought that the man was dead. It went away. The friend came down the tree and asked his companion. “What did the bear say to you”? The friend replied that the bear had whispered into his ear that a friend in need a friend indeed.
Moral:            “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”

                                    Story No.4

As you sow, so shall you reap

            Once, three friends set out on a journey. When they were passing through a forest, they saw a bag lying on the ground. They picked it up and were over-joyed to find it full of gold. They decided to divide the gold equally among themselves. They were hungry and tired. So they sat under a tree and sent one of them to fetch food from neighbouring town. In his absence, the other two decided to kill him and divide the gold equally between themselves. The man who had gone to fetch food, was very greedy. He mixed some poison in the food. He said himself, “I will have the whole gold, when they eat this meal. I will go to the town and start my own business with the gold get”. When he came back to his companions they killed him. Then both of them ate the food which the first one had brought for them. As the food was poisoned, so both of them also died.
Moral:            i)          As you sow, so shall you reap.
                        ii)         Greed is a curse.
                        iii)        Fit for Tat

                                    Story No.5

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

            Once, birds and animals held a meeting to choose their king. The bat was very clever. She wanted to win favour of both the birds and the animals. When the birds appeared to win the elections, she went over to them. She told them that she was a bird as she laid eggs. But when she saw that the animals were winning, she at once went to their side. She said that she was an animal as she gave milk to her young ones. At last, the animals won the elections. The bat went to their camp to congratulate them. But they turned her out saying she was a bird. Upon this, she went to the birds. But they too, turned her out saying that she was an animal. The poor bat found herself alone because of her selfishness.
Moral:            A rolling stone gathers no moss.

                                    Story No.6

Kindness never goes unrewarded

            Once a rich man had a slave. He made him work day and night but gave him only a little food to eat. The slave did not like such a miserable life. One day, he left the house and went into a jungle. There he saw a lion. There was a thorn in his paw. He was crying with pain. The slave took pity on him and pulled out the thorn. The lion gratefully licked his hands and went away. After some time, the slave was arrested and was thrown before a hungry lion as his punishment. But the people were surprised to see that lion instead of killing him began to lick his hands lovingly. It was the same lion whom the slave had helped in the jungle.
Moral:            i)          Kindness never goes unrewarded.
                        ii)         Do good, have good.
                        iii)        One good Turn deserves another.
                        iv)        Virtue has its own reward.

                                    Story No.7

Pride Hath a Fall

            Once upon a time there lived a hare and a tortoise near a jungle. The hare was very proud of his power as a runner. He often made fun of the slow moving tortoise. One day, he challenged the tortoise to run a race. The tortoise agreed. They fixed a distant hill as their destination and started the race. The hare ran as fast as he could and was soon out of sight. After some time, he thought of taking some rest. So he lay down under the shade of a tree and fell asleep. The tortoise, on the other hand, walked on a slowly but steadily. When the hare woke up, the sun was about to set. He thought that the tortoise must behind. He ran fast and reached the destination. But he was much ashamed to see the tortoise already present there.
Moral:            i)          Pride hath a fall.
                        ii)         Slow and steady winds the race.
                        iii)        Never make fund of others.
                        iv)        Nothing succeeds like success.
                         v)         Success waits for those who sleep after the completion of their work.

                                    Story No.8

    All That Glitters is not Gold

            Once a stag saw his reflection in a steam. He liked his beautiful and strong horns but he hated his thin and ugly legs. One day, the hounds of a hunter attacked him. His ugly legs helped him in running fast.
            But unfortunately his horns got caught in the bushes. He struggled hard to release himself but all in vain. Soon the hounds reached there. They fell upon him and tore him into pieces.
Moral:            i)          All that glitters is not gold.
                         ii)        Pride hath a fall.

                        iii)         A Foolish Stag.