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THE CAP-SELLER AND THE MONKEYS

One day a cap-seller was sleeping under a tree. He had a cap on his head. A box of caps was lying beside him. There were monkeys on the tree. They saw the cap-seller and the caps. They climbed down the tree. They took the caps and put them on their heads.

When the cap-seller woke up, he found the caps were missing. “Whoop. Whoop,” called the monkeys. When he looked up, he saw the monkeys with his caps on their heads.

The cap-seller knew that monkeys copied others. He took off his cap and threw it on the ground. All the monkeys took off the caps and threw them on the ground. The cap-seller collected all the caps and went away.


THE CAMEL AND THE JACKAL

A camel and jackal were friends. Both of them lived on the bank of a river. One day, the jackal said to the camel, “Let us go to the sugar cane farm on the other side of the river,” But the jackal did not know swimming. So the camel carried him on his back and crossed the river. After the meal, the jackal howled loudly and hid himself in the field.

The farmers come running. They saw the camel eating the sugar cane and gave him a good beating. The jackal laughed to the camel. Now the camel and the jackal had to cross the river again. When they reached the middle of the river, the camel took a dip into the water. The jackal fell into the water. He was sorry for tricking his friend.


THE FOX AND THE CROW

Once a crow was sitting on the branch of a tree. She had a piece of cheese in her beak. A fox saw the crow and wanted the cheese. He thought of a plan and said, “Madam crow, what beautiful feathers you have! Surely, you voice is sweet, too. Please let me hear it.” The silly crow felt happy and proud. She opened her mouth to sing, “Caw, caw, caw.”

The cheese fell down and the fox ate it up.


TWO WISE GOATS

Two goats were crossing a narrow bridge. Only one could get across at a time. Once came from the north and the other came from the south. They met in the middle of the bridge.

Each wanted to cross the bridge first. So, they started quarrelling. After some time, one goat thought, “It is useless quarrelling on this narrow bridge.” She lay down and allowed the other goat to step over her and cross the bridge happily.

Then she, too, got up and crossed the bridge. In this way, both the goats crossed the bridge safely.


THE LION AND THE MOUSE

Once a small mouse ran over the body of a sleeping lion. The lion woke up and caught it. He roared, “I will kill you.” The mouse cried in fear, “O King of the jungle, please let me go. Some day I will be useful to you.” The Lion took pity on the small mouse and let it go.

A few days later, the lion was caught in a hunter’s net. He tried hard, but could not free himself. “I can’t get out, what shall I do now?” roared the lion. The mouse heard the lion’s voice and ran to his help. It cut the ropes of the net with his sharp teeth. The lion was free at last. The mouse said to the lion, “You have seen now that even a little mouse can help a mighty lion.”


THE CATS AND THE MONKEY

Tabby and Saby were two cats. Once they found a piece of cake. They broke it into two pieces. Tabby took one piece and Saby took another. “You have a bigger piece,” mewed Tabby. “No, no, yours is bigger,” Saby mewed back. Monkey Ben saw them fighting. He offered to settle the matter. Ben took a bite here and a bite there. In the end, he ate it all up, Tabby and Saby did not get any cake at all.


The Greedy Dog

A dog was once standing on a bridge over a river. He had a bone in his mouth. He looked into the water below.

He saw is own image in the water.

He thought that there was another dog with a bone in his mouth. He wanted to have the other bone, too. He opened his mouth to say: “bow-wow, bow-wow.” The bone fell from his mouth into the water. “Alas! I have lost my bone because I was greedy,” he said to himself and went away sadly.


Golden Eggs

A man and his wife owned a very special goose. Every day the goose would lay a golden egg, which made the couple very rich.

"Just think," said the man's wife, "If we could have all the golden eggs that are inside the goose, we could be richer much faster."

"You're right," said her husband, "We wouldn't have to wait for the goose to lay her egg every day."

So, the couple killed the goose and cut her open, only to find that she was just like every other goose. She had no golden eggs inside of her at all, and they had no more golden eggs.


Thirsty Crow

Tere was a crow which was very thirsty. He Search for water every where. At last he saw a water pot near a well

He looked inside the pot there was very little water in the pot. the crow saw some stones nearby. he thought of a plan. He picked up some stones.

He put them one by one into the pot. The water level in the pot came up. The crow drank the water and flew away happily.


The Fox and The Grapes

One day a fox was very hungry. He searched every where for food. At last the fox went in a vineyard. He saw some bunches of grapes hanging from the vines

He tried to reach tem but they were too high. He jumped again and again but could not reach them.

At last he got tired and said, 'These grapes are sour. i don't want them." Then it ran way.


The Lion and the Cows

Once upon a time there lived four cows in the forest.
Everyday they used to graze together in a particular spot.
They were all friends.
One day a lion saw the cows grazing together.

The lion wanted to eat them so he went to catch them.
When the cows saw the lion, all of them fought with him.
The lion had to run away

A few day passed and the cow quarreled between themselves
and started grazing separately.
One by one the lion killed all of them

Moral of the Story is Unity is Strenght


The Donkey in Lion's Skin

One upon a time a donkey found lion's skin.
He dressed himself in that skin.
wherever he went the other animals and people feared him.
Every one thought that he was a real Lion.

Soon he started to think of himself as a lion.
One day he heard some donkeys braying in the village.
He wanted to show them that he can sing even louder.

So he started braying and the villagers heard him.
They ran after him with sticks and beat him to death.
Thus the poor donkey paid the price for his foolishness.

Moral of the Story is Never masquerade as someone else.


The Farmer and the Crane

There once was a farmer who was very worried
about his crop getting eaten by the birds.
So he laid a trap for the birds.

Next day he managed to catch a flock of the birds.
A crane also got trapped in the net.
The crane pleaded with the farmer for his freedom.

The farmer retorted:"You have been found in the company of
these birds who were eating my seeds.
So i will not spare you."

Moral of the Story is Bad Company is harmful


The Rabbit and the Tortoise

Once upon a time there was a Rabbit and a tortoise.
They were good friends. They used to meet and play every day.
The rabbit always boasted that he could run faster than the tortoise.

So they decided to have a race. They chose a starting and finishing point.
The rabbit ran really fast and soon left the tortoise for behind.
He thought that tortoise is too slow and he can rest for a while

So he stooped under a tree and went to sleep.
Mean while tortoise kept walking the whole time and reached the winning point.
When the rabbit woke up he saw that tortoise has already won the race

Moral of the story is Slow and steady wins the race