Mario and the magical chair

 
Contributed by : Ravina Sewani   
Mario and the magical chair

This is a story of chair, grandfather and magic.

Moral(s) of the story; friendship

There was once a boy called Mario who loved to have loads of friends. He showed off a lot, always talking about how many friends he had at school, and how he was so friendly with everyone.

One day his grandfather said to him, "Mario, I bet you a big bag of popcorn you don't have as many friends as you think. I'm sure many of them are nothing more than companions, acquaintances, or partners in crime."

Mario accepted the bet without hesitation. However, he wasn't sure how he could test whether or not his schoolmates were real friends, so he asked his grandpa. The old man answered, "I have just exactly what you need, it's in the attic. Wait here a minute."

Grandpa left, soon returning as though carrying something in his hand, but Mario could see nothing there. "Take it. It's a very special chair. Because it's invisible it's rather tricky to sit on, but if you take it to school and you manage to sit on it, you'll activate its magic and you'll be able to tell who your real friends are.”

Mario, brave and determined, took the strange invisible chair and set off for school. At break time he asked everyone to form a circle, and he put himself in the middle, with his chair. "Nobody move. You're about to see something amazing." And Mario attempted sitting on the chair. Having difficulty seeing it, he missed and fell straight onto his backside. Everyone had a pretty good laugh.

"Wait, wait, just a slight technical problem," he said, making another attempt. But again he missed the seat, causing more surprised looks, and a few cat calls. Mario wouldn't be beaten. He kept trying to sit on the magic chair, and kept falling to the ground... until, suddenly, he tried again and didn't fall. This time he sat, hovering in mid-air...

Then it was that he finally experienced the magic that his grandfather had been talking about. Looking around, Mario saw George, Lucas, and Diana - three of his best friends - holding him up, so he wouldn't fall. Meanwhile, many others he had thought of as friends had done nothing but make fun of him, enjoying each and every fall. And there the show came to an end. Leaving with his three friends, he explained to them how his grandfather had so cleverly thought of a way to show him that true friends are those who care for us, and not just any acquaintance who happens to be passing by. Even less would a friend be someone who takes joy in our misfortunes.

That evening the four children went to see Mario's grandpa to pay out the bet. They had a great time listening to stories, and eating popcorn until fit to burst. And, from then on, they used the magic chair test on quite a few occasions. And whoever passed it became friends for life.


Moral:

True friends stick with us through thick and thin.




Relevant Blogs

The cat, partridge, and the hare

This is classic story form Jataka tales.

This is a story of cat and rabbit.

Moral(s) of the story: smartness

The Lazy Squirrel

This is a story of squirrel.

Moral(s) of the story: laziness

We are here to serve, not to be served

This is a story of Mahatma Gandhi and his life's philosophy.

Moral(s) of the story: empathy and kindness

The magic cap

This is a story of cap, cat, dog, goblin, pixies, troll and wizard.

Moral(s) of the story: kindness

The story of two brothers

This is a story of brother and morning person.

Moral(s) of the story: routine importance

Laxman Defeating Sleep for 14 Years

This is a story of Laxman, Ram and Urmila.

Moral(s) of the story: sacrifice

How Mehek learned her lesson

This is a story of daughter, mother and school.

Moral(s) of the story: discipline

The Lion in Bad Company

This is a classic story from Jataka tales.

This is a story of lion.

Moral(s) of the story: repentance

Tenali raman and the cat

This is a classic story from Tenali Raman.

This is a story of cat.

Moral(s) of the story: wisdom

Karna as ‘Danveer’

This is a story of Karan and Krishna.

Moral(s) of the story: sacrifice

Birbal’s sweet reply

This is a classic story from Akbar Birbal.

Moral(s) of the story: wisdom

The merchant and the barber

This is a classic story from panchtantra.

Moral(s) of the story: greediness

The King’s white elephant

This is a classic story from Jataka tales.

This is a story of elephant and king.

Mora(s) of the story: caring and compassion

The camel and the zebra

This is a story of camel and zebra.

Moral(s) of the story: friendship

The Tower of Babel

This is a story from Bible.

Moral(s): pride

More Stories
Bee Suggestions
07 Must Read Short Moral Stories For Children
About Bee
Bee is the most convenient, personalized, and authentic parenting resources hub.
Parenting Concerns

Parenting Concerns

Health Concerns

Health Concerns

Stories

Stories

Activities

Activities

Movies

Movies

Toys

Toys

Fun Facts

Fun Facts

GK Facts

GK Facts

GK Questions

GK Questions

Riddles

Riddles

Tongue Twisters

Tongue Twisters

Jokes

Jokes

Would You Rather

Would You Rather

Truth Challenges

Truth Challenges

Dare Challenges

Dare Challenges

Songs

Songs

Books

Books

Fitness Exercise

Fitness Exercise

Quotes

Parenting Quotes

worksheet

Worksheet