Friday, 31 January 2014

Moral Stories - First Year English Guess Paper

MORAL STORIES

1. A Slave and a Lion 
     Once a slave ran into a jungle to get rid of the cruelties of his master. There he saw a lion crying with pain. He noticed that there was a thorn in his paw. The slave took pity on him and pulled out the thorn. The lion gratefully licked his hands and went away. After some days, the slave was arrested. He was thrown before a hungry lion as his punishment. But the people were surprised to see that the lion began to lick his hands. In fact, it was the same lion whom the slave had helped in the jungle. 
Moral
(i) Do good, have good.
(ii) Kindness never goes unrewarded.  

2. A Farmer and His Sons
     Once an old farmer had three quarrelsome sons. He was much worried about them. Once he fell ill seriously. He sent for his sons. He asked them to bring a bundle of sticks. When the bundle was brought, he asked them to break it one by one. They all tried their best but failed to break it. Then the farmer untied the bundle and asked each son to break a single stick. They broke all the sticks easily. Thus the farmer advised them that they would be strong when united and weak when separated. 
Moral
(i) Union is strength. 
(ii) United you stand, divided you fall. 

3. A Woodcutter and the Angel
     Once a woodcutter was felling a tree on the banks of a river. By chance, his axe fell into the water. He became upset. Suddenly an angel appeared there. Having heard his sad story, the angel dived into the river and brought out a golden axe. The woodcutter refused to take it because it was not his axe. The angel dived again and brought out a silver axe. It was also refused by the same reason. The angel dived again and brought out the woodcutter's iron axe. The woodcutter accepted it happily. Impressed by his honesty, the angel also gifted him the other two axes. 
Moral
Honesty is the best policy.

4. Two Friends and a Bear
     Once two friends set out on a journey. While passing through a jungle they saw a bear coming towards them. One of them climbed up a tree but the other could not. However, the later knew that the bear did not eat the dead. So he lay down and held his breath. The bear sniffed him and went away considering him dead. The selfish friend climbed down the tree and asked what the bear had said in his ears. The later said that it had advised me to beware of selfish friend. So he said him good-by and continued his journey alone. 
Moral
A friend in need is a friend indeed.

5. A Foolish Stage
     Once a stage was drinking water at a stream. He happened to see his reflection in the water. He felt proud of his beautiful horns but despised his thin legs. Suddenly he saw a pack of hounds at a distance. He ran as fast as his legs could help him. Soon he left the hounds far behind. He had to pass through a thick forest of bushes. His horns got caught in a bush. He tried hard to pull his horns out of it but all in vain. By now the hounds came up. They fell upon him and tore him to pieces.
Moral
(i) Pride hath a fall.
(ii) All that glitters in not gold

6. Three Friends and a Bag of Gold
     Once three friends set out on a journey to seek a job. While passing through a jungle, they found a bag full of gold coins. They decided to divide them equally among themselves. After sometime, they felt hungry. One of them went to fetch food. He decided to kill the other two. He bought some poison and mixed it in their food. The other two were even greedier. When the man arrived there, they fell upon him and killed him. As they were hungry, they began to eat the food. As soon as they ate it, they fell senseless and died.
Moral
(i) Greed is a curse.
(ii) As you sow, so shall you reap. 

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