Tuesday, 22 April 2014





Fables always contain a moral. In other words, morals teach an important lesson about human nature that is clear and convincing. It is the moral lessons they teach that make them live through the centuries. Parents use them to teach their children important lessons that will prepare them to live well with their friends and family.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Two Travellers

Two men were travelling together, when a Bear suddenly met them on their path. One of the men climbed up quickly into a tree and hid himself in the branches. The other man, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground. When the Bear came up and felt the man with his nose, and smelt the man all over, the man held his breath and pretended to look dead. The Bear soon left the man, for it is said that a Bear will not touch a dead body. When the Bear was quite gone, the other Traveller came down from the tree, and happily asked his friend what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear. “He gave me this advice,” his companion replied. “Never travel with a friend who deserts you when danger approaches.” We often say in English that a “friend in need, is a friend indeed”. This means that true friends stay around when you are in trouble and help you; therefore, when you have trouble you will soon know who your true friends are.


A Lion was sleeping in the jungle. A little Mouse, was running in the grass and ran over the Lion's head and nose. The Lion opened his eyes and roared loudly. Then,he put his paw over the little Mouse. He was about to kill him, when the little Mouse cried: "Pardon me, King. Please" " If you forgive me this time, I will never forget your kindness" "If you respect my life, I will help you another time too" The Mouse was frightened. The Lion laughed "How could a tiny creature like you help me? "Ok, you're not so much a good meal" the lion said, looking at the Mouse.He took his paw off the little prisoner and the Mouse quickly went away. Some time after, some hunters wanted to capture the Lion alive with a rope net. The Lion fell into the trap. He was roaring and tried to free himself. The lion thought he will never escape. Just then the little Mouse passed by, he listened the poor Lion's roars, then he discovered him in the trap. Remembering his promise, he thought: "That is the Lion who did not eat me once". The Mouse said to him: "I'll help you to get out of this trap" and he ran to help the Lion. With his sharp little teeth the Mouse broke the ropes. When the Lion was free, the Mouse said: "Now, you see I was right" Moral of Aesops Fable: Little friends may prove great friends.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Grasshopper and the Ants

In a field one summer's day a grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content.  A group of ants walked by, grunting as they struggled to carry plump kernels of corn.
"Where are you going with those heavy things?" asked the grasshopper.
Without stopping, the first ant replied, "To our ant hill.  This is the third kernel I've delivered today."
"Why not come and sing with me," teased the grasshopper, "instead of working so hard?" 
"We are helping to store food for the winter," said the ant, "and think you should do the same." 
"Winter is far away and it is a glorious day to play," sang the grasshopper.
But the ants went on their way and continued their hard work.
The weather soon turned cold.  All the food lying in the field was covered with a thick white blanket of snow that even the grasshopper could not dig through.  Soon the grasshopper found itself dying of hunger.
He staggered to the ants' hill and saw them handing out corn from the stores they had collected in the summer.  He begged them for something to eat.
"What!" cried the ants in surprise, "haven't you stored anything away for the winter?  What in the world were you doing all last summer?"
"I didn't have time to store any food," complained the grasshopper; "I was so busy playing music that before I knew it the summer was gone."
The ants shook their heads in disgust, turned their backs on the grasshopper and went on with their work.

Don't forget -- there is a time for work and a time for play! 



THE WIND and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger. Suddenly they saw a traveller coming down the road, and the Sun said: “I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveller to take off his cloak shall be regarded as the stronger You begin.” So the Sun retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveller. But the harder he blew the more closely did the traveller wrap his cloak round him, till at last the Wind had to give up in despair. Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveller, who soon found it too hot to walk with his cloak on. “KINDNESS EFFECTS MORE THAN SEVERITY.”


There was once a young Shepherd Boy who tended his sheep at the foot of a mountain near a dark forest. It was rather lonely for him all day, so he thought upon a plan by which he could get a little company and some excitement. He rushed down towards the village calling out "Wolf, Wolf," and the villagers came out to meet him, and some of them stopped with him for a considerable time. This pleased the boy so much that a few days afterwards he tried the same trick, and again the villagers came to his help. But shortly after this a Wolf actually did come out from the forest, and began to worry the sheep, and the boy of course cried out "Wolf, Wolf," still louder than before. But this time the villagers, who had been fooled twice before, thought the boy was again deceiving them, and nobody stirred to come to his help. So the Wolf made a good meal off the boy's flock, and when the boy complained, the wise man of the village said: A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.

The Young Crab and his Mother

"Why in the world do you walk sideways like that?" said a Mother Crab to her son. "You should always walk straight forward with your toes turned out." "Show me how to walk, mother dear," answered the little Crab obediently, "I want to learn." So the old Crab tried and tried to walk straight forward. But she could walk sideways only, like her son. And when she wanted to turn her toes out she tripped and fell on her nose. Do not tell others how to act unless you can set a good example.