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  • The Miller His Son and The Ass

  • One day a long time ago

  • an old Miller and his Son

  • were on their way to market

  • with an Ass which they hoped to sell.

  • They drove him very slowly

  • for they thought they would have a better chance to sell him

  • if they kept him in good condition.

  • As they walked along the highway

  • some travelers laughed loudly at them.

  • "What foolishness" cried one

  • "to walk when they might as well ride the donkey!

  • The Miller did not like to be laughed at

  • so he told his son to climb up and ride.

  • They had gone a little farther along the road

  • when three merchants passed by.

  • "Oho what have we here?"

  • they said to the boy.

  • "Respect old age young man!

  • Get down

  • and let the old man ride."

  • Though the Miller was not tired

  • he made the boy get down and climbed up himself to ride

  • just to please the Merchants.

  • At the next turnstile

  • they overtook some women

  • carrying market baskets loaded with vegetables

  • and other things to sell.

  • "Look at the old fool"

  • exclaimed one of them.

  • "Perched on the Ass

  • while that poor boy has to walk."

  • The Miller felt a bit vexed

  • but to be agreeable

  • he told the Boy to climb up behind him.

  • They had no sooner

  • started out again

  • than a loud shout

  • went up from another company of people on the road.

  • "What a crime" cried one

  • "to load up a poor dumb beast like that!

  • They look more able to carry the poor creature

  • than he to carry them."

  • "They must be on their way

  • to sell the poor thing's hide"

  • said another.

  • The Miller and his Son quickly scrambled down

  • and a short time later

  • the market place was thrown into an uproar

  • as the two came along

  • carrying the Donkey slung from a pole.

  • A great crowd of people

  • ran out to get a closer look at the strange sight.

  • The Ass did not dislike being carried

  • but so many people came up to point at him

  • and laugh and shout

  • that he began to kick and bray

  • and then

  • just as they were crossing a bridge

  • the ropes that held him gave way

  • and down he tumbled into the river.

  • The poor Miller now set out sadly for home.

  • By trying to please everybody

  • he had pleased nobody

  • and lost his Ass besides.

  • The Farmer And His Sons

  • A long time ago a rich old farmer

  • who felt that he had not many more days to live

  • called his sons to his bedside.

  • "My sons" he said

  • "heed what I have to say to you.

  • Do not on any account sell the estate

  • that has belonged to our family for so many generations.

  • Somewhere on it is hidden a rich treasure.

  • I do not know the exact spot

  • but it is there

  • and you will surely find it.

  • Spare no energy

  • and leave no spot unturned in your search."

  • The father died

  • and no sooner was he in his grave

  • than the sons set to work digging with all their might.

  • They turned up every foot of ground with their spades

  • and going over with the whole farm two or three times.

  • Inspite of all the efforts

  • they did not find any hidden gold.

  • So they saw seeds of grain

  • as they tolled hard on the farm.

  • At harvest time

  • when they had settled their accounts

  • and had pocketed a rich profit

  • far greater than that of any of their neighbours

  • they understood that the treasure their father had told them about

  • was the wealth of a bountiful crop

  • and that in their industry

  • they had found their treasure.

  • The boy who cried wolf

  • Once upon a time

  • there lived a shepherd boy

  • who watched the sheep of the villagers.

  • One day when he was sitting at the hillside

  • taking care of the sheep

  • he got very bored.

  • It was lonely for him

  • so he devised a plan to get a little company!

  • He took a deep breath

  • and started shouting!

  • Wolf.. Wolf..

  • The wolf is chasing the sheep

  • He shouted

  • Wolf.. Wolf..

  • The wolf is chasing the sheep

  • He shouted again!

  • He shouted again and again and again!

  • The villagers stopped what they were doing

  • and rushed to help the boy!

  • But when they arrived at the hill

  • they found no wolf!

  • Where is the wolf?”

  • asked the villagers

  • The boy laughed at the sight of their angry faces!

  • “I fooled all of you

  • he laughed at the villagers

  • Don't cry wolf

  • when there's no wolf

  • said the villagers

  • Then they went grumbling back down the hill.

  • The next day he shouted again

  • Wolf.. Wolf.

  • The wolf is chasing the sheep

  • The villagers stopped what they were doing

  • and rushed to help the boy!

  • He laughed as he saw villagers running up the hill again

  • to save his sheep!

  • He shouted again

  • He shouted again and again and again!

  • When the villagers arrived

  • they found no wolf

  • and they got angry!

  • Didn't we tell you not to shout 'wolf'

  • when there's NO WOLF!?”

  • said the villagers.

  • But the boy just grinned

  • and watched them go back once again.

  • The next day

  • when the boy was watching the sheep

  • there came a REAL wolf attacking his sheep.

  • Alarmed he leaped on his feet

  • and started shoutingWolf..

  • The wolf is attacking my sheep.

  • Please help!”

  • But the villagers thought the boy was trying to fool them again

  • so they continued with their work.

  • When it was about to get dark

  • the villagers wondered why the shepherd hadn't returned.

  • They went up the hill searching for the boy.

  • They found the boy sitting alone and weeping.

  • There really was a wolf heresaid the boy.

  • “I cried for help why didn't you come?”

  • One of the villager sat next to the boy and told him

  • Nobody believes a liar

  • even when he is telling the truth

  • The boy learned his mistake

  • and he never lied to anyone in his life again!

  • The Fox And The Crow

  • One day a hungry fox was searching for food.

  • He searched and searched everywhere

  • but he could find nothing to eat!

  • Then he saw a crow

  • flying with a fine piece of cheese in her beak!

  • That cheese is for mesaid the fox

  • and he started following the crow.

  • The crow sat on a branch

  • and was about to eat the cheese

  • when the fox shouted from below.

  • Good day mistress Crow

  • The crow was surprised

  • and looked down at the fox.

  • The cunning fox said to the crow

  • How well you are looking today!”

  • How fine your feathers are

  • How bright is your eye!”

  • What exquisite beautyexclaimed the fox!

  • Then the fox said

  • Please let me hear your voice

  • which I'm sure will surpass all the others

  • Then I will declare you the queen of birds

  • The crow was truly delighted by the compliments

  • and the foolish crow

  • even thought that her voice was beautiful!

  • The crow lifted up her head

  • and began to caw her best!

  • But the moment she opened her mouth

  • the cheese fell down

  • and it was snapped up by the fox!

  • Then the fox said

  • You foolish crow

  • you should never trust flatterers!

  • Ha haa.. Ha haa..

  • The crow realized his mistake

  • and the fox then walked away!

The Miller His Son and The Ass

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Miller His Son and their Donkey | Bedtime Story for Kids | Moral Stories for Children in English

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