Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Wolf And The Goat

Once a wolf saw a goat atop a hill and said, "Come down here , Miss Goat! The grass here is greener and longer."

"Thank You," answered the goat , "the grass down there may be much better. But, if I come down you will get a good meal. So, I prefer to stay here - where you can't reach. At least I am quite safe."


Once upon a time two cats found a piece of cheese and cut it into two pieces. But one piece was slightly bigger than the other. Both the cats wanted the bigger piece. 

Then they went to a monkey and asked to sort out the matter. The monkey said, "Don't worry. I'll make both the pieces equal." 

Then it took a bite from the bigger piece. But this made the other piece larger. So it took a bite from the other piece. This continued till the pieces became very small. 

Seeing this, the cats pleaded, "Sir! We are satisfied. Let us have the pieces now." The shrewd monkey replied, "This is my fee for sorting out the problem." 

Saying this, it gobbled up the remaining cheese.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

The Goose with the Golden Eggs

Once upon a time, a man and his wife had the good fortune to have a goose which laid a golden egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began to think they were not getting rich fast enough.

They imagined that if the bird must be able to lay golden eggs, its insides must be made of gold. And they thought that if they could get all that precious metal at once, they would get mighty rich very soon. 

So the man and his wife decided to kill the bird. However, upon cutting the goose open, they were shocked to find that its innards were like that of any other goose!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011


One day, all the animals of a forest gathered to choose their king. The monkey danced such gay abandon there that everyone felt delighted. 

So, his name was proposed for kingship. Everyone voted in his favour and he became the king. But the fox couldn't tolerate the monkey rising to a high position. 

He felt envy of him and decided to humiliate him. One day, the fox was roaming around searching for food and saw a trap laid by some hunter. 

It had a piece of meat in it as bait.The fox was intelligent enough to stay away from the trap. But he was sure that monkey wouldn't. So, he approached the king and brought him to the trap. 

The fox then said, 'Here is a dainty piece of meat, sir! As a true subject of yours, I didn't touch it. So, enjoy it Your Honour!"

The monkey extended his hand for the meat and got trapped. The fox then laughed and said, "Kingship needs a lot of wisdom, sir!"


Once the Wind came to have a false pride of his strength- so much that he challenged the strength of the Sun.

The Son tried to smile away the Wind's challenge but the Wind insisted on a trial of strength. The trial was to be upon a traveler. 

He, who would make the traveler put off his coat, was to be the winner. The Wind had the first attempt. He gathered all his force and came down upon the man trying to blow off his coat off his body. 

But the man felt colder and wrapped it even harder round himself. Now it was the Sun's turn. The Sun shined brightly. As obvious, the man felt quite hot and put off his coat.

So, the Sun came out to be a winner.


There were a large number of birds in an aviary. They were well protected over there. Unluckily, an infectious disease broke out in the aviary. 

As a result, most of the birds fell ill.The keeper felt worried and went looking for a doctor. The time, he was enquiring for a doctor, a cat overheard his talk from which she came to know that the birds in the aviary were unwell.

So, the wicked cat started making plans to reach the aviary someway or the other as she knew that, once inside, she could easily kill many birds and eat them up. 

Thinking hard, she decided to enter the aviary as a doctor. So, she disguised herself as a doctor, took up a chest of medicines and approached the aviary door. 

The wicked cat asked the birds, "How are you? I have come here to cure you. Here are the medicines for your treatment." Wisely, the birds replied, "We are quite all right and need no nursing. So, kindly leave us alone."

This way, the birds saved themselves from becoming the food of the wild beast.