Short Stories – English Fictional and Moral Short Stories for Young and Kids

Short Stories – English Fictional and Moral Short Stories for Young and Kids

The Foolish Dog

Let us enjoy reading this one of Aesop’s Fable of The Foolish Dog .

There was once a dog that used to run up quietly behind people and bite their heels.

Fed up of the numerous complaints, the owner tied a bell around the dog’s neck so that the sound of the bell would alert people whenever the animal came near them.

The dog felt the bell was a reward of some sort and became extremely conceited, turning up his nose whenever he met other dogs on the street.

One day a hound brought him down to earth with some plain speaking and when the dog learnt why the bell had been put around his neck he slunk away in shame.

Moral: Sometimes what appears to be a clap on the back is actually a slap on the face.

The Unseen Enemy

Let us enjoy reading this one of Aesop’s Fables of The Unseen Enemy .

A gnat, annoyed with a lion, for disturbing its sleep with its roaring, stung the beast on its snout.

The lion tried to crush it with its paws but without success.

The insect dodged the great cat’s claws and stung it again on its face.

Elated by its victory over the king of beasts, the gnat turned to gloat.

Unfortunately, there was a web in its path. It got caught in the web, and was devoured by the spider.

An insignificant foe is sometimes more dangerous than a mighty adversary because we’re not on guard against it.

The Hospitality of The Pigeon

This Short Story The Hospitality of The Pigeon is quite interesting to all the people. Enjoy reading this story.

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 was her husband. “OH no, what shall I do now” I wish I can help my husband,” she said. She desperately tried to distract the bird-catcher by flapping her wings, but all in vain.

Soon, it stopped raining. “Brrr! It is so cold,” said the bird-catcher. His clothes were wet. He decided to sit under the same tree where the two pigeons lived.

The poor wife sat by her husband’s cage. And she started to cry. The husband said. “Do not feel sad, dear. We now have a guest. This man is shivering and hungry. He needs your help.” Hearing this, the wife flew around getting dry twigs. She made a fire for the bird-catcher. Then she looked at the bird-catcher and said, “You are our guest, since I have no food to offer, I will jump into this fire. In few minutes I will become an edible item for you. You can eat me.”

By now, the bird-catcher was overwhelmed by the hospitality of the humble pigeon couple. He at once stopped the wife jumping into the fire.

He opened the cage and set the husband free. “I have been cruel and selfish. I will never trap any bird in my net again,” said the bird-catcher and went away. The two pigeons were happy to be reunited.

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