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From Folly to Wisdom: The Tale of Bala the Donkey

Discovering the Power of Perseverance and Self-Reflection

By SK RAJPublished 6 months ago 3 min read
The Foolish Donkey

Once upon a time, there was a foolish donkey named Bala who lived in a small village in the countryside. Bala was known for his stubbornness and stupidity. He would often make foolish decisions and act before thinking, much to the amusement of the other animals in the village.

One day, Bala was walking through the fields when he came across a large bundle of hay. The hay smelled sweet and delicious, and Bala's mouth began to water at the sight of it. Without a second thought, Bala walked over to the hay and began to eat it greedily.

As Bala ate, he didn't realize that the bundle of hay was actually a trap set by a group of hunters. The hunters had been trying to catch wild animals in the area, and they had set up the trap to capture any unsuspecting prey that came along.

Bala's weight was enough to trigger the trap, and suddenly the ground beneath him gave way. Before he knew it, Bala was falling into a deep pit, and he landed with a loud thud at the bottom.

Bala was scared and confused. He had no idea how he had ended up in the pit, or how he was going to get out. As he looked around, he saw that the walls of the pit were too steep to climb, and there was no way for him to jump out.

The Foolish Donkey

Bala began to panic, and he brayed loudly for help. The other animals in the village heard his cries, and they came running to see what had happened.

When they saw Bala at the bottom of the pit, they couldn't help but laugh. They had always known that Bala was foolish and had a tendency to act without thinking, and now he had gotten himself into a predicament that he couldn't get out of.

The other animals tried to think of ways to rescue Bala, but they couldn't come up with any ideas. Finally, a wise old owl named Hoot spoke up.

"Perhaps we can use Bala's stubbornness to our advantage," he said. "If we can get him to push against the wall of the pit with all his strength, he may be able to create a slope that will allow him to climb out."

The other animals were skeptical, but they decided to give it a try. They called down to Bala and told him their plan. At first, Bala was hesitant. He didn't want to exert himself and push against the wall of the pit, but eventually, his stubbornness got the best of him.

Bala began to push against the wall with all his might, and to the surprise of the other animals, the ground began to shift beneath him. Slowly but surely, Bala was able to create a slope that allowed him to climb out of the pit.

The Foolish Donkey

When Bala finally emerged from the pit, he was tired and dirty, but he was grateful to the other animals for their help. He realized that his stubbornness and impulsiveness had gotten him into trouble, but it had also helped him to get out of it.

From that day on, Bala was still known as a foolish donkey, but he had learned his lesson. He realized that he needed to think before he acted, and he couldn't always rely on his stubbornness to get him out of trouble.

The other animals in the village were impressed by Bala's newfound wisdom, and they were happy to have him as a friend. Bala knew that he still had a lot to learn, but he was grateful for the lesson he had learned in the pit, and he was determined to become a better and wiser donkey.

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About the Creator


Since I was 11 years old, writing has been my passion. I adore writing fanfiction, poetry, and fiction. Writing movie reviews is fun for me. To inspire minds and leave the world as a creative writing instructor is something I would want to

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