The Farmer and the Snake

The Farmer and the Snake

The story “The Farmer and the Snake” is yet another famous and very old Aesop’s Fables story. It is about a kind farmer who is nice to every animal and even to a snake.. Read on about the story of the farmer.

The Farmer and the Snake


Once upon a time, there was a kind farmer who lived in a village. He was nice to everyone and every animal. He was nice even to his enemies. He was nice to people even when they hurt him.

One cold winter day, the farmer was walking through the village. He saw a Viper lying on the ground. The Viper was motionless. It was stiff with the cold.

The farmer knew how deadly the snake was. But he was very kind. He decided that he would nurture the snake back to health. He took the snake to his home. The snake revived and bit the farmer. The farmer was in so much pain that he thought that he would die.

The man thought, “I have learned my lesson. The snake is a snake and its nature can never change. I should not take pity on a scoundrel.”


Moral of the Story:

“Never take pity on a scoundrel.”

Other stories which you can read

The Farmer and His Sons
The Cock, The Dog and the Fox
The Dog and the Hides
The Farmer and the Stork
The Cat and the Birds


Questions on “The Farmer and the Snake

  1. Who are the main characters of the story?
  2. What was the farmer trying to do?
  3. What did the snake do to the farmer?
  4. What is the moral of the story?



  1. The main characters of the story are a farmer and a snake.
  2. The farmer wanted to revive the snake which was in the cold.
  3. The snake bit the farmer
  4. The moral of the Aesop’s Fable is that “Never take pity on a scoundrel.”


The Farmer and the Snake – PDF

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The Farmer and the Snake – PDF

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