The Farmer and the Cranes

Once upon a time, there was a farmer who had a large farm. He ploughed the farm in the summer.

PLOUGH… PLOUGH… PLOUGH…

Then he planted the seeds.

PLANT… PLANT… PLANT…

The Cranes were watching the farmer very carefully. They were hiding and waiting for the farmer to leave. When the farmer finished planting, he left for his home. The cranes entered the field and began to eat the seeds.

The farmer was a very smart farmer. He had planted seeds many times. He knew that the cranes would come and steal the seeds. He came with a slingshot and some stones.

He decided that he should scare the cranes away. He screamed at the cranes and waved the slingshot. He did not use any of the stones. The cranes saw the slingshot and got frightened and they flew away.

FLAP! FLAP! FLAP! FLAP! FLAP!

The cranes came back the next day and started eating the seeds. The farmer again decided that he should scare the cranes away. He screamed at the cranes and waved the slingshot again. He did not use any of the stones again. The cranes again saw the slingshot and got frightened and they flew away.

FLAP! FLAP! FLAP! FLAP! FLAP!

Soon the cranes realized that they were always safe. They paid no attention to the farmer’s scream. The farmer had no choice. He loaded his sling and many cranes got badly hurt. They flew away from the farm and never came back.

Moral: “Bluff is no proof that hard fists are lacking.”

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