The Boys and the Frogs

Once upon a time, there was a large pond in the village. A big family of frogs used to live in the pond. The frogs and the villagers were living in harmony together. The frogs kept the insects away from the pond. The villagers used to draw water from the pond. It was a very happy village.

One day, two boys came to the pond and thought, “Hey, would it not be fun if we could throw some stones into the pond?”

The boys thought that it was a good idea and started throwing stones into the water and watch the water splash. The boys were enjoying themselves very much.  But while they were enjoying, the frogs were trembling in fear. Many of the stones were big enough to hurt the frogs. The frogs had to hide but even so, they were not safe.

Finally the oldest of the Frogs put his head out of the water and said to the boys, “My dear children. I can see that you are enjoying yourselves very much. It may be fun for you but did you think that this may mean death to us?”

 

Moral: “Always stop to think whether your fun may not be the cause of another’s unhappiness.”

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