Moral Stories In English
To Read This Stories In Hindi – Moral Stories In Hindi
THE LION AND THE MOUSE
Once there was a lion in the jungle. He was sleeping. A mouse lived nearby. It came out of its hole. It began to jamp over the lion. The lion woke up. He caught the mouse. The mouse bagged for mercy. The lion took pity on it. He let it go.
One day a hunter came into the jungle. He cast his net. The same lion was caught in it. He began to roar. The mouse heard his roar. It came out. It cut the net. The lion was free. He thanked the mouse.
Moral : Do Good, Have Good
The Hare And The Tortoise
Once there was a hare. He lived in a jungle. There was a tortoise also. They become friends. One day the hare laughed at the tortoise. He said that the tortoise was very slow. The tortoise could not bear the insult. He asked the hare to run a race.
A goal was fixed. The race began. The hare ran fast. He came much ahead. He thought of taking rest. He fell asleep. The tortoise moved slowly. But he want on. He did not stop. He passed by the hare. The hare was sleeping. The tortoise reached the goal.
After some time, the hare woke up. He ran fast. But the tortoise had won the race.
Moral : Slow And Steady Wins The Race.
The Hare And The Tortoiseh
Once there was a wolf. He felt thirsty. He went to a river. He started drinking water. He saw a lamb. It was also drinking water. It was lower down. The wolf’s mouth watered. He wanted to eat the lamb. He said to the lamb. “Why are you making the water muddy?”The lamb replied,” Sir, the water is flowing from you to me. How can I make it muddy?”
Now the wolf sad,”Why did you abuse me last year?” The lamb replied, “I was not even born them.” At this the wolf again said,” Then it must be your mother.” Saying this he killed the lamb. Then he ate it up.
Moral : Might is Right.
A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED
Mohan and Sohan ware two friends. Mohan was a good friend. But sohan was selfish. One day they passed through a jungle. They saw a bear. They ware afraid. Sohan at once climbed up a tree. He did not care for Mohan. Mohan lay down on the ground. He held his breath. The bear came and smelt him. He thought that Mohan was dead. He went away. Sohan came down. He went to Mohan and asked,” What did the bear say in your ear?” Mohan replaid, “The bear asked me to beware of false friends.”
Moral : Beware Of Selfish friends.
THE HIDDEN TREASURE
Once there was an old farmer. He had four sons. They ware lazy. They did nothing. They were always quarreilling.
One day the farmer fell ill. He knew that his death was near. He called his sons. He said, ” There is a treasure in our field. Dig it out after my death.” Then the farmer died.
The sons went to the field. They dug the the whole field. But there was no treasure. A Wise man advised that to sow wheat. They sowed wheat. The had a good crop. They learnt the value of hard work. They begain to work hard.
Moral : No Pains, No Gains.
GOD MERCURY AND THE WOODCUTTER
once there was a poor woodcutter. One day he was cutting a tree on the bank of a river. His axe fell into the water. He was sad.
God mercury appeared. He asked the woodcutter why he was sad. The woodcutter said that his axe had fallen into the water. God mercury dived. He brought out a golden axe. But the woodcutter said,” This is not mine.” The god dived again. He brought out a silver axe. But the woodcutter said again,” This is not mine.”
At least the god brought an iron axe. The woodcutter was happy. He said, ” this axe is mine.” The god was pleased at his honesty. He gave him all the three axes.
Moral: honesty is the best policy.
THE DOVE AND THE BEE
Once there was a bee. It felt thirsty. It went to the river. It fell into the river. It was about to die. A dove saw it. She plucked a leaf. She threw the leaf into the water. The bee got on to it. Its life was saved. It flew away.
Some days passed. A hunter came. He saw the dove. He aimed at the dove. The bee saw all this . It stung the hunter. His gun fell down. The dove flew away. She thanked the bee.
Moral: Do good, have good.
UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL
There was a farmer. He had four sons. Thay always quarrelled with one another. The farmer was very sad . He advised them not to quarrel. But in vain.
One day the farmer fell ill. He knew that his end was near. He called his sons. He gave them a bundle of sticks. He asked them to break it. But thay failed to do so. Then the bundle was united. The farmer asked his sons to break the sticks one by one . Each son broke the sticks. The father said,” Be united like the bundle.If you are united,none will harm you.” The sons learnt a leason. Thay never quarrelled again.
Morel : union is strength.
THE FOX AND THE CROW
Once there was a fox. He was very hungry. He went here and there in search of food. But he did not get food anywhere. At least he reached a garden. There he saw a crow in the tree. THe crow had a piece of cheese in the break.
The fox was very clever. He began to praise the crow. He said,” Dear crow! You are very beautiful. Your voice is very sweat. Please sing me a song.” The crow was taken in. He opened the beak to sing. The piece of cheese fell down. The fox at it up and went away.
Morel : Beware of flatterers.
THE SHEPHERD BOY AND THE WOLF
Once there was a shepherd boy. He grazed his sheep outside the village. There was a forest nearby.
one day the shepherd boy was grazing his sheep. He thought of making fun of villagers. He started shouting;”Wolf! wolf! Come and save me.” The villagers came running. There was no wolf. The boy laughed at them. He said that it was a joke. The villagers were angry. They went away.
One day a wolf really came there. The shepherd boy cried for help. But the villagers thought that he was joking. They did not come. The wolf killed many sheep. It wounded the boy. The boy learnt a leason . He never told a lie again.
Moral : Never tell a lie.
THE GREEDY DOG
A dog was very hungry. He went here and there. But he did not find food anywhere. He stole a piece of meat from a meat shop. He wanted to eat it alone. So he went to the jungle.
There was a river on the way. When he went on the bridge, he saw his own reflection in the water. He thought that it was another dog.That dog also had a piece of meat. This dog was greedy to get that piece also. So he barked at him. His own piece of meat fell into the water. He was very sad. But it was to late.
Moral : Greed is a curse.
THE FOX AND THE GOAT
Once there was a fox. He was thirsty.He went to a well. He tried to drink water. By chance he fell into the well. He was sad.
A goat came there. She looked into the well. The fox said to her,” the water is cold and sweat.Please come in.” The foolish goat beleived him. She jumped into the well. The fox climbed up the goat. He came out of the well. The goat died there.
Moral : Look before you leap.
THE CAP SELLER AND THE MONKEYS
Once there was a cap seller. He had abundle of caps. He was going to a village. There was a forest in the way. It was very hot. He wanted to take rest. He lay under a tree. He fell asleep.
There were some monkeys on the tree. They came down. They took away all his caps. The cap seller woke up. He found his cap missing. He looked up. He saw the monkeys. The caps were on thier heads. The cap seller thought of a plan. he threw down his cap. The monkeys also threw their caps. The cap seller got his caps. He went away.
Moral : Do not give up hope in difficulty.
THE HEN THAT LAID GOLDEN EGGS
Once there was a farmer. He had a wonderful hen. It laid one golden egg daily. The farmer soon became rich. The farmer was greedy. He thought there were many eggs in the hen. He wanted to get all the eggs at once. He thought a plan. He killed the hen. But there was no egg inside it. The farmer became sad. But it was too late. He had lost his hen.
Moral : Greed Is A Curse.
THE TAILOR AND THE ELEPHANT
Once there was an elephant. He went to river daily. He took bath in the river. There was a tailor’s shop on the way. The tailor gave bananas to the elephnat daily. They became friends.
One day the tailor was engry. The elephnat came. The tailor did not welcome him. The elephnat put his trunk into the shop. The tailor pricked his trunk with a needle. The elephnat was angry. But he went away.
The elephant went to the river. He filled hi trunk with dirty water. He came back. He threw the dirty water into the shop. Tailor’s new clothes were spoiled. The tailor was sad.
Moral : Tit For Tat.
THE THIRSTY CROW
It was summer. It was very hot. A crow was thristy. He flew here and there in search of water. But he did not find water anywhere. He reached a garden.
The crow saw a pitcher of water. But the water was very low. His beak could not reach it. He saw some pebbles near the pitcher. The crow thought of a plan. He picked the pebbles one by one. He put them into the pitcher. The water rose up. he drank the water and flew away.
Moral : Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way.
THE FOX AND THE GRAPES
Once there was a fox. He was very hungry. He went here and there in search of food. But he did not get food anywhere. At last he reached a garden. There he saw ripe grapes. His mouth watered. He wanted to eat them.
The grapes were very high. The Fox jumped again and again. But he could not get at them. Soon he was tired. He went away saying. “These grapes are sour. I shall not eat them”
Moral : The Grapes Are Sour
THE VAIN STAG
Once there was Stag. He felt thristy. He went to a pool. He saw his reflection in the water. He saw his horns. These were beautiful. He was happy. Then he saw his legs. These were ugly. He hated his legs.
Just then saw some hounds. He ran fast. The hounds ran after him. suddenly his horns were caught in a bush. He could not free them. The hounds came. They caught him. They killed him. His ugly legs tired to save him. But his beautiful horns got him killed.
Moral : Pride hath a fall.
THE CAMEL AND THE JACKAL
Once there was a camel and a jackal. They were frineds. One day they went to a field of melons. He was across the river.
They started eating melons. The jackal was soon satisfied. He began to howl. The camel asked him not to do so. But the jackal siad, ” It is my habit. I Howl after a meal.”
The farmer heard the howling. He came there. He beat The camel. They came back to the stream. The camel carried the jackal on his back. When they reached the middle of the stream, the camel began to roll. The jackal requested the camel not to do so. But the camel said,”It is my habit to roll after a meal.”
The camel rolled in to the water. The jackal fell into the water and died.
Moral : As You Show, So shall You Reap.
TWO SILLY GOATS
There was a river. There was a bridge on it. The bridge was very narrow. Only one animal could pass over it at a time.
One day a goat came to the bridge. Another goat came on the opposite side. Each wanted to cross the river. They met in the middle of the bridge. One goat said,”I Will go first.” The second goat said,”No i will go firt.” They quarrelled with each other. They fell into the river. Both the goats died.
Moral : Folly Leads To Ruin.