Category: Story

An honest wood cutter and the beautiful fairy

An honest wood cutter and the beautiful fairy

Once there lived a poor woodcutter. He used to cut trees in the woods. One day while 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. Then a wonderful thing happened.

A Thirsty Crow

                        A Thirsty Crow

There was a crow. At a very hot summer day he was feeling very thirsty. He flew from place to place in search of water, but he could not find it anywhere. He was very sad and disappointed at not getting a drop of it. At last he saw a jug of water. He flew down to the jug and sat on its edge.

A Liar Shepherd

              A Liar Shepherd

Once upon a time there was a shepherd boy in a village. Every day he was herding goats in the pasture away from the village. The shepherd was a naughty child. He liked nosy to others. On a hot day, he was herding his goats in a pasture, not far from his village. Suddenly, he had a bad idea to lie to the villagers. Then he cried out, “There are wolves! There are wolves! Please … please … please…!” “The wolf will eat our goats.”

A Fox without a Tail

                 A Fox without a Tail

Once, a fox was quietly crossing a field. But alas, suddenly he got trapped. Then he tried hard to come out of the trap. It was only after a tough struggle that she got free. But his tail got cut off. He was ashamed of his loss. “How ugly I shall look!” moaned the fox, “The other foxes will laugh at me!”  Thinking hard, the fox came up with a plan to save himself from being laughed at. For a long time he kept away from the other Foxes, for he knew well enough that they would all make fun of him and crack jokes and laugh behind his back.

Grasp All Lose All

                       Grasp All Lose All

Once upon a time there lived a farmer in a village. The farmer was very poor and within his small income he was unable to continue his family properly. He always thought how to increase his income. One day he bought a goose from the market. From this goose, he hoped to get more eggs and geese.  Read More

A Dog with its Shadow

                                                     The Dog with its Shadow

One upon a time, there was a dog in the village. One day it stole a piece of meat from a butcher’s shop. It ran away as fast as possible, till it knew that no one was chasing after it. Before long it reached a stream. It stopped, for a while, on its bridge and looked at the river flowing underneath. Read More

A Foolish Crow and a Cunning Fox

                       A Foolish Crow and a Cunning Fox

Once, a fox was feeling very hungry. He roamed here and there in search of food but could not find anything to eat. After searching food in different places he became tired. So, to take rest it sat under a tree. When the fox looked up, he saw, to his great joy, a crow sitting on one of the branches of the tree.

Grasp All, Lose All

                                                    Grasp All, Lose All

Once upon a time there lived a farmer in a village. The farmer was very poor and within his small income he was unable to continue his family properly. He always thought how to increase his income. One day he bought a goose from the market. From this goose, he hoped to get more eggs and geese. Read More

Unity is Strength

                                                     Unity is Strength

Once there lived an old man who had three sons who used to quarrel with one another. This made the man unhappy. The old man tried to stop their quarreling and make unity among them but failed. At last he hit upon a plan. He called all his sons and told them to bring some sticks. Then they took some sticks and he tied the sticks into a bundle. Then he asked them to break it. Read More

All that glitters is not gold

Story (All that glitters is not gold)

Sheikh Saadi was a great poet in Iran. He used to lead a very simple life. Once on his way for a night to the court of the king of Iran, he took shelter in a noble man’s house for a night. He was then in very simple dress. The noble man could not recognize him and the treatment he received offended him. But he did not say anything to him. Read More