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By Mbanwie JobblingPublished 9 months ago 4 min read

41. The Wise and Foolish Builders

Once upon a time, there were two builders who wanted to construct a house. One of them was wise, and the other was foolish. The wise builder chose to build his house on a rock, whereas the foolish builder chose to build his house on sand.

One day, a storm came, and the winds blew and the rains poured heavily. The foolish builder’s house fell down immediately because the sand could not hold it. But the wise builder’s house remained intact because it was built on a firm foundation of rock.

The moral of the story is that if you want to achieve success in life, you should have a strong foundation. If your foundation is weak, your efforts will be in vain.

42. The Bear and the Two Travelers

Once upon a time, two friends were travelling together when they came across a big, scary bear. One of the friends quickly climbed up a tree, while the other, who didn’t know how to climb, lay down on the ground, pretending to be dead.

The bear sniffed around the “dead” friend, but didn’t touch him, thinking he was already dead. The friend on the tree then called down and whispered to his friend to not trust the bear as he had noticed the bear whispering something in his ear. The friend on the ground replied back, “Yes, I know. The bear told me never to trust a friend who abandons you when you’re in trouble.”

Moral of the Story: “A true friend is someone who stays by your side in tough times.”

43. The Boy Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Timmy who was afraid of the dark. Every night, he would ask his mother to keep the light on in his room while he slept. He was too scared to close his eyes because he thought that monsters would appear if he did.

One day, Timmy’s mother told him a story about a little boy who went on a magical adventure in the dark. The boy realized that there was nothing to be afraid of in the darkness, and he discovered that the stars and the moon were just as beautiful as the sun.

Timmy was inspired by the story, and he decided that he wanted to be brave like the little boy in the story. He closed his eyes and took a deep breath. To his surprise, he realized that the dark was not so scary after all.

From that day on, Timmy was no longer afraid of the dark. He learned that sometimes, the things we are afraid of are not as scary as they seem, and that courage comes from facing our fears.

Moral of the story: “Don’t let fear hold you back from new experiences.”

44. The Elephant and the Blind Men

Once upon a time, there were six blind men who lived in a village. They had heard a lot about elephants but had never seen one. One day, they heard that an elephant was passing through their village.

Excited to touch and feel the elephant, they went to the village square where the elephant was standing. The first blind man touched the elephant’s trunk and said, “The elephant is like a snake”. The second man touched the elephant’s ear and said, “No, it’s like a fan”. The third man touched the elephant’s leg and said, “No, it’s like a tree”. The fourth man touched the elephant’s side and said, “No, it’s like a wall”. The fifth man touched the elephant’s tusk and said, “No, it’s like a spear”. The sixth man touched the elephant’s tail and said, “No, it’s like a rope”.

The men started arguing with each other as each one believed that he was right. A wise man who had been watching all this explained that they were all right in their own way as they had touched only one part of the elephant. They should put all their ideas together to get a complete picture of what the elephant was really like.

Moral of the Story: “Everyone’s perception is limited, get a complete picture.”

45. The Hunter and the Deer

Once upon a time, there was a hunter who loved to go into the woods to hunt animals. One day, he came across a beautiful deer and aimed to shoot it down. The deer saw the hunter coming and decided to run away. The hunter chased the deer, but it was too fast for him. Soon, the deer was out of sight, and the hunter became lost.

As the hunter wandered through the woods, he came across a wise old man who asked him why he was so upset. The hunter told him about his chase for the deer and how he got lost. The wise old man said, “The deer ran away from you because it valued its life. You must also learn to value life.”

The hunter realized that he had been selfish and had not considered the life of the deer. He decided to stop hunting and promised to live a life that respected and valued all living creatures.

Moral of the story: “Respect and value all living creatures.”

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