Money Can’t Buy Everything

Nick was a 10 year old boy. He was the only son to his parents. Nick’s father was a very busy businessman who could not spend time with his son. He came home after Nick slept, and was off to office before Nick woke up in the morning. Nick yearned for his father’s attention. He wanted to go outdoors and play with his father just like his friends did. One day, Nick was surprised to see his father at home in the evening. “Dad, it is a big surprise to…

The Jackal and the Drum

One day, a jackal called Gomaya was very hungry, and was wandering about in search of food. After some time, he wandered out of the jungle he lived in, and reached a deserted battlefield. In this deserted battlefield, a battle was fought recently. The fighting armies had left behind a drum, which was lying near a tree. As strong winds blew, the branches of the tree got rubbed against the drum. This made a strange noise. When the jackal heard this sound, he got very frightened and thought of running…

The Monkey and the Wedge

There was once a merchant who employed many carpenters and masons to build a temple in his garden. Regularly, they would start work in the morning; and take a break for the mid-day meals, and return to resume work till evening. One day, a group of monkey arrived at the site of the building and watched the workers leaving for their mid-day meals. One of the carpenters was sawing a huge log of wood. Since, it was only half-done; he placed a wedge in between to prevent the log from…

The Goose with the Golden Eggs

Once upon a time, a man and his wife had the good fortune to have a goose which laid a golden egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began to think they were not getting rich fast enough. They imagined that if the bird is able to lay golden eggs, its insides must be made of gold. And they thought that if they could get all that precious metal at once, they would get mighty rich very soon. So the man and his wife decided to kill the…

The Hospitality of The Pigeon

Once upon a time, there lived two pigeons. They were husband and wife. They spend their day looking for food. In the evening they would come and rest on their favorite tree in the forest. One evening, the wife returned home early. A usual she was waiting for her husband, when suddenly it started raining. She strated to worry. “Where are you, my dear? You never get so late,” she whispered to herself. Just then she saw a bird-catcher coming towards her. In a cage he had a pigeon. It…

Elephant and Friends

One day an elephant wandered into a forest in search of friends. He saw a monkey on a tree. “Will you be my friend?” asked the elephant. Replied the monkey, “You are too big. You can not swing from trees like me.” Next, the elephant met a rabbit. He asked him to be his friends. But the rabbit said, “You are too big to play in my burrow!” Then the elephant met a frog. “Will you be my friend? He asked. “How can I?” asked the frog. “You are too…

Two Goats

There were two goats. Over a river there was a very narrow bridge. One day a goat was crossing this bridge. Just at the middle of the bridge he met another goat. There was no room for them to pass. “Go back,” said one goat to the other, “There is no room for both of us”. “Why should I go back?” said the other goat. “Better you must go back.” “You must go back”, said the first goat, “because I am stronger than you.” “You are not stronger than I”,…

Identify The Guest

Birbal had been invited to lunch by a rich man. Birbal went to the man’s house and found him in a hall full of people. His host greeted him warmly. “I did not know there would be so many guests,” said Birbal who hated large gatherings. “They are not guests,” said the man. “They are my employees, all except one man. He is the only other guest here beside you.” Then a crafty look came on the man’s face. “Can you tell me which of them is the guest?” he…

The Milkmaid and her Pail

The Milkmaid and her Pail Patty the Milkmaid was going to the market carrying milk in a pail on her head. As she went along, she began calculating what she would do with the money she would get for the milk. “I’ll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown,” said she, “and they will lay eggs each morning, which I will sell to the parson’s wife. With the money that I get from the sale of these eggs, I’ll buy myself a new dimity frock and a chip hat, and when…

मोम का शेर

सर्दियों के दिन थे, अकबर का दरबार लगा हुआ था। तभी फारस के राजा का भेजा एक दूत दरबार में उपस्थित हुआ। राजा को नीचा दिखाने के लिए फारस के राजा ने मोम से बना शेर का एक पुतला बनवाया था और उसे पिंजरे में बंद कर के दूत के हाथों अकबर को भिजवाया, और उन्हे चुनौती दी की इस शेर को पिंजरा खोले बिना बाहर निकाल कर दिखाएं। बीरबल की अनुपस्थिति के कारण अकबर सोच पड़ गए की अब इस समस्या को कैसे सुलझाया जाए। अकबर ने सोचा कि अगर दी…