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The Monkey and Man
There lived a rich, greedy man who never gave alms to the poor. He had a monkey which he wanted to sell at a higher price than what it had cost him. One day the man had gone out to do some business. The monkey was left alone in the house. He came across a case full of gold and opened it. As he saw coins, he began to throw the contents out of the window. Many passersby, seeing all the riches, began to form a crowd and everyone was doing his best to get as much....



The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
A Man and his son were once going with their Donkey to market. As they were walking along by its side a countryman passed them and said: "You fools, what is a Donkey for but to ride upon?" So the Man put the Boy on the Donkey and they went on their way. But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said: "See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides." So the Man ordered his Boy to get off, and got on himself. But they hadn't gone far when they passed....



A Fisherman And A Sprat
A fisherman had been fishing for along time but without luck. At last he tugged at his net and saw a small fish caught in it. "Please let me go," begged the fish, "I will grow bigger in a few days and then you can catch me again." The fisherman said, "Now that I have caught you I won't let you go. If I leave you, I may never see you again." MORAL:- A bird in hand is worth two in bush.



The Lark In The Corn-Field
Once a Lark made her nest in a corn-field. Soon she laid eggs in it. After a few days small babies hatched out of them. One day the baby-larks overheard the farmer say, "I will call my neighbors to reap this field." The Baby-larks got alarmed to hear this and told their mother about it. "Don't worry," said the mother. Some days later, the farmer came again and said, I will call my relatives to reap this field." The baby-larks afraid again. the farmer and his little son"Fear....




The Cock And The Jewel
A cock was scratching the ground with his claws looking for a tasty morsel to eat. While doing so, he chanced to turn over a stone and find a shining gem under it. "Cock-a doodle-do !" cried the cock and said, "It looks very fine and it may be valuable to some people. But I would rather have found a nice grain of corn." MORAL: - Gems can't pacify hunger.



You Can't Please Everyone
One day a man was going to market with his son and his ass. they met a couple on the way. "Why walk when you have an ass to ride?" called out the husband, "seat the boy on the ass." "I would like that," said the boy, "help me up father."The lark in her nestAnd the father did that willingly. Soon they met another couple. "How shameful of you!" cried the woman, "let your father ride, won't he be tired?" So, the boy got down and the father rode the ass. Again....



The Lazy Donkey
There lived a washerrnan who had a lazy donkey. Whenever Ramu called the donkey he pretended to be sick. Ramu was fed up of his donkey. One day Ramu had to take a heap of clothes to the river to wash. The donkey knew that Ramu would load the clothes, so he escaped from the courtyard. Then the donkey went to a lonely place and slept under a mango tree. Suddenly dust storm blew so hard mango hit donkey's head Startled he sat up to see what was happening He....



A Little Friend
That was a bad day for our Mr. Lion King. During his chase to catch a rabbit he sprang into a small bush from where he came out not with the rabbit but with a large thorn in his palm. He cried for help. He tried his best to pull out the thorn. He shook his hand, tried to pull out the thorn with his mouth etc. but all his efforts was in vain. The thorn began to smile at Mr. Lion. Then he asked other animals for help. But they all feared the lion. So no animals....




The Secret of Work
Once upon a time there lived a king in southern India named Sri Rana Charya. He was very curious to know about his village. One day he called out a group of courtiers and said, “Go, and find how the people of my village are and bring the person who knows about the secret of work. But one condition, any person you meet, he should not know that I sent you." The courtiers didn’t understand the king and they walked away. The courtiers thought about what to do the....



The Shepherd’s and the wolf
There lived a skinny wolf who could not get enough to eat because of the watchfulness of the Shepherds. One night he found a sheep skin that had been cast aside and forgotten. The next day, dressed in the skin, the Wolf strolled into the pasture with the Sheep. The shepherd was sitting in the feild leaving the sheep grazing. The wolf dressed in the skin of sheep followed the flock of sheep but did not harm them. 203After a few days, the shepherd....