First Year English Moral Stories: Greed is a Curse

First Year English Moral Stories Greed is a Curse
First-Year English Moral Stories Greed is a Curse

For Average Students

Once a dog was very hungry. By chance, he got a piece of meat. He took it in his mouth and ran out of the village. On the way, there was a stream with a narrow bridge over it. When he was crossing the bridge, he saw his own reflection. He took it for another dog with a bigger piece of meat. He decided to snatch that piece of meat from the other dog. So he barked at the dog and jumped into the stream, as soon as he did so, his own piece of meat fell from his mouth and disappeared in the stream. The poor dog had to go home hungry.
Moral:1. Greed is a curse
2. All covert, all lose.
3. Something is better nothing.
4. A bird in hand is better than two in the bush.
5. Think before you leap.

For Brilliant Students

           Once there lived a foolish greedy dog. He was an active, agile, and good-looking dog. He had been cherishing a pining desire for eating fresh flesh. One day in order to materialize his latent wish, he went to butcher's shop and sat at a safe distance. Finding the chance, he stole a big piece of meat.
          He wanted to relish it peacefully. Therefore, he took the decision to go to a nearby jungle. He held the piece of meat firmly in his jaws and began running towards the jungle. To reach there, he had to cross a brook. The water in the brook shone clear like a mirror. He was his own reflection in the clear water. He took it for another dog with a much bigger piece of meat in the mouth.
          He at once, decided to have that piece of meat also. Without thinking for a while, he began to bark at the dog in the water. No sooner did he open his mouth to bark than his own piece of meat fell down into the water. Now his anger knew no bounds. in order to teach him a lesson, he again took an off-hand decision and jumped into the water. When he touched the water, the shadow disappeared.
          His enemy's piece seemed too big to him. But in his anger and greed, he had to lose his own piece of meat also. The currents of stream water floated him like a log. He tried to come out of the water. He was tired due to long hunger. He could not face the fierceness of the water and met his end.
Moral:
1. Greed is a curse.
2. Think before you leap.
3. Something is better nothing.
4. A bird in hand is better than two in the bush
5. All covert, all lose.

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