The Farmer and the Stork

Once upon a time, there lived a simple and kind stork. He was very friendly and made friends with some cranes. The cranes were very naughty by nature.

The cranes invited him over to visit a field which had been newly planted by the farmer. They were so excited that they landed on the nets which the farmer had laid to trap the birds.

The farmer came and was surprised to see a stork among the cranes. The stork was very sad and asked the farmer to forgive him.

“Dear Mr. Farmer, I am a stork and you know that I am a good bird. Please forgive me.”

The farmer looked at the bird and said, “You may be a very good bird and a kind one too. But you were roaming around with these cranes and they are thieves. You will hence share the same punishment as them.”

Moral: “You are judged by the company you keep.”

Leave a Reply