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By Mbanwie JobblingPublished 9 months ago 5 min read
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31. The Fox and the Cat

Once upon a time, a Fox and a Cat were discussing their skills. The Fox boasted of having hundreds of ways to escape danger, while the Cat argued that she only had one but effective way to get away from trouble – climbing trees. Just then, a pack of dogs appeared, and the two animals had to flee. The Fox, who had too many tricks in mind, became confused and couldn’t decide what to do. Meanwhile, the Cat quickly climbed up a tree and was safe.

The Fox realized that the Cat’s simple solution was indeed the best one. He regretted not having focused on mastering a single skill instead of trying to do too much. From that day on, the Fox became known for his cunning and deceitful ways, while the Cat was admired for her quick thinking and practical approach.

Moral of the Story: “Master one craft, instead of being average in many.”

32. The Fisherman and the Genie

Once upon a time, there was a fisherman who lived by the sea. One day, he found a bottle with a genie inside who promised to grant him three wishes. The fisherman was overjoyed and wished for a large sum of money, a beautiful house, and a happy life with his family.

The genie granted his wishes but warned him that he should use his wishes wisely. The fisherman was very happy and decided to enjoy his new-found wealth. However, he soon realized that he had not thought things through and had made some foolish choices.

He had become greedy and selfish and had lost touch with his loved ones. He realized that his wishes had not brought him happiness but had only caused him more problems.

The fisherman realized his mistake and wished to return to his simple life by the sea. The genie granted his wish, and the fisherman returned to his old life with newfound gratitude and contentment.

Moral of the Story: “Be content with what you have.”

33. The Tortoise and the Bird

Once upon a time, in a forest, lived a Tortoise and a Bird. The Tortoise always envied the Bird for his ability to fly and reach places quickly, while he had to crawl slowly. One day, the Tortoise decided to ask the Bird to take him on his back and fly him around the forest.

The kind Bird agreed and carried the Tortoise on his back. However, midway through the flight, the Tortoise began to brag about his superior strength and his sturdy shell. The Bird became annoyed by the Tortoise’s arrogance and decided to teach him a lesson.

He asked the Tortoise to prove his strength by throwing a heavy rock as far as he could. The Tortoise tried but failed to lift the rock. The Bird then pointed out that everyone has their own unique strengths and weaknesses, and the Tortoise should be content with what he is good at.

The Tortoise learned his lesson and thanked the Bird for his wisdom. From that day, they both remained good friends, respecting each other’s differences.

Moral of the Story: “Appreciate and be content with your own strengths”.

34. The Boy Who Tried to Please Everyone

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Sam who always tried to please everyone. Sam wanted to make sure that everyone around him was happy and content. One day, Sam’s teacher assigned a project to him where he had to make a picture using different colors of paint. But when Sam asked his classmates about what color he should choose, they all had different opinions.

Sam tried to use all the colors that his classmates suggested, but the result was a mess. The painting had too many colors, and it didn’t look good. Sam was sad that he couldn’t please everyone, but his teacher told him that he didn’t have to.

The teacher explained that it’s impossible to make everyone happy, and sometimes we have to make decisions based on what we think is best. Sam learned that he should listen to others’ opinions, but ultimately, he should trust his own judgment.

Moral of the Story: “It’s impossible to please everyone, but we can do our best to make the right decisions.”

35. The Lion, the Ass, and the Fox

Once upon a time, a Lion, an Ass, and a Fox went hunting together. They were successful in catching a large quantity of prey, but they became too tired to drag their kill back to their den. They decided to appoint the Ass as the carrier and the Fox as the guide. The Lion would lead the way.

After some time, the Ass grew tired and pleaded with the Lion to allow him to rest. The Lion, being arrogant, refused and forced the Ass to continue carrying the load. The Fox saw this and, pretending to be an expert in such situations, offered to swap places with the Ass. The Lion agreed.

As soon as the Fox began carrying the load, he disappeared into the woods, leaving the Lion and the Ass behind. The Lion and the Ass were left empty-handed.

Moral of the Story: “Do not trust flattery from cunning people.”

36. The Little Red Hen

Once upon a time, there was a little red hen who lived on a farm with her friends, a lazy dog, a sleepy cat, and a noisy yellow duck. One day, the little red hen found some grains of wheat and decided to plant them.

The little red hen asked her friends for help in planting the wheat, but they were all too lazy to help. So, the little red hen planted the wheat all by herself. She then watered and cared for the wheat until it was ready to harvest.

When the wheat was ready, the little red hen again asked her friends for help in harvesting it, but they were all too lazy to help. So, the little red hen harvested the wheat all by herself. She then asked her friends for help in making the wheat into bread, but they were all too lazy to help.

So, the little red hen made the bread all by herself. And when the bread was ready, she enjoyed it all by herself, while her lazy friends looked on with hungry eyes.

Moral of the Story: “If you want to enjoy the fruits of your labor, you must be willing to work hard for it.”

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