The Lion and The Hare
There was a lion that woke up in one evening feeling hungry. He went to look for food in the jungle. He was so hungry that he wanted to catch anything he found.
Suddenly, he saw a hare running about. The lion ran after the hare. Soon he caught that little hare.
As he was going to eat the hare, he saw a deer. He because greedy. He thought he should eat the big deer instead of the hare.
So he left the hare and turned to chase the deer. The deer ran as fast as he could for fear of the lion. The deer ran very fast that the lion could not catch him.
Finally he stopped running because he was too tired. He said to himself, ‘I had better go back to eat the hare.’
He hurried back to the hare. But when he was at the place, the hare had gone. The lion was so sorry. He was greedy and now he had nothing to eat even a little hare.
‘Be satisfied with what you have.’
The Goose with The Golden Egg
Once upon a time a farmer going to the nest of his goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering.
When he took it up it was as heavy as lead.
He took it home and soon found that it was an egg of pure gold.
Every morning the same thing occurred, and he soon became rich by selling his eggs.
As he grew rich he grew ; and thinking to get at once all the gold the goose give, he killed it and opened it only to find-nothing.
‘Greed never gave anyone richness.’
The Fox and the Goat
By an unlucky chance a Fox fell into a deep well from which he could not get out.
A Goat passed by shortly afterwards, and asked the Fox what he was doing down there.
‘Oh, have you not heard?’ said the Fox; ‘there is going to be a great drought, so I jumped down here in order to be sure to have water by me. Why don’t you come down too?’
The Goat thought well of this advice, and jumped down into the well.
But the Fox immediately jumped on her back, and by putting his foot on her long horns managed to jump up to the edge of the well.
‘Good-bye, friend,’ said the Fox, ‘remember next time,
‘Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.’
The Wind and The Sun
One day the wind and the sun were disputing which was the stronger.
Suddenly they saw a traveler coming down the road, and the sun said:
“I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveler to take off his cloak shall be regarded as the stronger. You begin.”
So the sun got behind a cloud. And the wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveler.
But the harder he blew the more closely did the traveler wrap his cloak round him, till at last the wind had to give in despair.
Then the sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveler, who soon found it too hot to walk with his cloak on.
“ Kindness affects more than severity.”
The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse
A country mouse lives in the countryside.
He likes to eat fruits. He is happy.
One day, his cousin comes from the town.
The country mouse gathers many fruits for the town mouse, but the town mouse does not like fruit.
“This food is horrible!” he says.
“Come to the town with me, life in town is much more fun.”
So, the country mouse follows his cousin to the town.
They come to a big house. They enter under the back door.
The town mouse leads the country mouse to a dinning room.
The table is covered with food. They start to eat up the food.
The country mouse is happy. “This food is delicious!” he says.
Suddenly, there is a noise. The mice run to hide behind the food.
“Keep very still,” says the town mouse.
The country mouse is very afraid.
A cat comes into the room. He looks around the room. The cat jumps up on the table.
“Run!” cries the town mouse. The mice run into a mouse hole.
“Good-bye, cousin” says the country mouse.
“I am going back to the country. There, it is quiet and safe.”
“It is better to live a simple, quiet life than a rich, dangerous one.”