The donkey in the well

 
Contributed by : Shina Utavani   
The donkey in the well

This is a story of donkey and farmer.

Moral(s) of the story: smartness

A long time ago, there was a farmer who had a donkey. The farmer used to take the donkey every day to the marketplace with a huge heap of wheat on its back.

One day while walking the donkey accidentally fell into an empty well. The poor donkey cried loudly for hours. The farmer tried to figure out what to do. The farmer after hours of waiting, finally decided that the donkey was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway. To retrieve the donkey was not worth it.

He decided to cover them well with the mud. He invited all his neighbours to come and help him cover the well with the dirt. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt in the well. When the donkey saw the mud, he cried miserably and loudly. But after some time, he stopped crying.

After a few shovels, the farmer decided to look down in the well. He was surprised by what he saw in the well. The donkey did something amazing by every shovel of dirt thrown at him. the donkey would shake off the dirt and would take a step up. With each shovel of dirt, he would shake it off and take a step up.

After some time, everyone was amazed when donkey stepped up over the edge of the well.


Moral:

Don’t give up easily. Shake it off and take a step ahead. Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of it. But all you need to do is shake it off and step up.




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