The fox and the crow

Once there was a fox. He was very hungry. He ran in search of food here and there but could not find anything to eat. Then he saw a crow sitting on the branch of a tree. It had a piece of bread in its beak. His mouth watered. He thought of a plan. He started praise the crow for its sweet voice and songs. The crow felt proud and he tried to sing a song. As it opened its mouth, the piece of bread fell down. The fox took it away and ate it.


A fox without a tail

There lived a clever fox in a jungle. One day he fell into a trap as he was passing through the jungle, he could get out of the trap but lost his tail behind. Without his tail the fox looked very odd and strange. Now the fox was feeling shy to mix with other foxes in the jungle. The fox thought and thought. At last he thought out a plan. He called upon all the foxes of that jungle. It was a meeting of the foxes. In the meeting, he told them that the tail of all foxes were burden to them. He suggested all to cut out their tails. All the foxes heard it. They thought over the matter and then understood the trick of the fox that how lost its tail. There was an old fox that explained everything about the trick of the cunning fox. So no fox agreed to cut the tail. The fox that lost its tail, left the place at once.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

A long time ago, the town of Hamelin in Germany was faced with a great problem. It became full of rats. The rats were so big and fierce that they fought the dogs, killed the cats and bit the babies in the cradles. They ate up different types of foods and cut the papers and valuable documents into pieces. People had to face a big crisis. One day the city mayor and the administrative officers called a meeting to solve the problem. They offered a prize for the person who would save them from the disturbing rates. At that time, a pied piper agreed to take the proposal. Playing a melodious tune on his pipe the piper began to walk and all the rats followed him. At last, the piper reached a hill near a sea and the rats one after another jumped into the sea. Thus, the city was saved from the rats. Then the piper demanded his prize but the mayor did not want to pay him fully. Saying nothing the piper went away. Now he played another tune on his pipe. The tune made all the nice babies of the city follow the piper and they never came back.

An honest wood cutter

Then a wonderful thing happened. The river goddess appeared before him. She asked him why he was crying. The wood cutter told her everything. The river goddess took pity on him. She went in to the river and came back with a “golden axe”. She asked him if it was his axe. The wood cutter replied in the negative. Then she again went in to the water and returned with a silver one. This time also the wood cutter refused to take it. Finally she brought the axe of the wood cutter. The wood cutter was delighted to get back his iron axe. The river goddess became pleased with the wood cutter and gives him the two other valuable axes as reward.

Wisdom of King Solomon

Everyone has heard of King Solomon. The king of Jews was famous all over the world for his wealth and wisdom. The queen of Sheba heard much about Solomon and the worldwide wide reputation of his learning and wisdom. Attracted by such reports, she decided to test the king’s wisdom. She came to the court of Solomon and she brought with her two garlands of flowers- one natural and the other artificial. She placed them before the king and told him to take the natural one. Solomon was puzzled for a time. Suddenly a thought came to his mind and he told his one servant to open the window. After opening the window some bees came in from his garden and settled on the natural flowers and thus he solve the riddle of the queen. Queen Sheba was surprised and she went admiring the king’s wisdom.

The pied piper of Hamlin

A long time ago the town of Hamlin was faced with a great problem. It became full of rats. The Rates were so big and so fierce that they fought the dogs, killed the cats and bit the babies in the cradles. They ate up the corn in the granaries. At last the Mayor of the town were informed about the problem by the people. But the Mayor failed to find a definite solution to remove the violent rats. However, there came a pied piper who offered the Mayor to remove the rats in lieu of thousand guiders. The Mayor and his councilors accepted this proposal. The pied piper through his magical blow of pipe took all the rats to nearby the river. When the piper played the pipe, all the rats of the town followed him into river and drowned. After completing his task, the piper demanded his money. But the Mayor refused to pay all the money except only a little amount. The pied piper became very angry and playing different tune .He hallucinated all the children of Hamlin. Like the rats they followed him laughing and dancing. At last the children reached at a certain hill and entered into the den of it from where they never came back. The pied piper in this way took the revenge on the people of Hamlin.

Who will bell the Cat?

There lived many mice in a house. A cat also lived there. They were very afraid of the cat. They could not move about freely. One day they hit upon a plan to get rid of the cat.They held a meeting. It was decided that a bell should be tied round the neck of the cat. Then they would hear the sound of the cat’s coming and no more be killed by the cat. There was an old mouse in the meeting. He stood up and said, “The decision is good but who will bell the cat?” Hearing this, the mice began to look at one another and felt disappointed. Finding no solution, the mice eventually migrated to another house that had no cat in it.