The Ugly Duckling Story With Moral

 
Contributed by : Ravina Sewani   
The Ugly Duckling Story

This is a story of duck, duckling and swan.

Moral(s) of the story: self-love

Once there lived a Mummy Duck on a farm. She had nested five little eggs and one big egg in her nest. One day, the five little eggs started to crack. ‘Tap, tap, tap!’ came the sound and with the sound came out five pretty, yellow baby ducklings.

The next day the big egg started to crack. ‘Bang, bang, bang!’ came the sound, and with the sound came out one big, ugly duckling. ‘That’s strange,’ thought Mummy Duck. Because the duckling was big and ugly, nobody wanted to play with him. ‘Go away,’ said his brothers and sisters. ‘You’re ugly, and we do not want to play with you!’

The ugly duckling was sad. So he set out to find some new friends.

‘Go away!’ said the pig.

‘Go away!’ said the sheep.

‘Go away!’ said the cow.

‘Go away!’ said the horse.

No one wanted to be his friend because of his ugliness. Winter was around, and the duckling felt cold. It started to snow! The ugly duckling found an empty barn and lived there. He was cold, sad and alone. Then after a few months, spring arrived. The ugly duckling left the barn and went back to the pond. He was very thirsty and put his beak into the water. He saw a beautiful, white bird! ‘Wow!’ he said and thought ‘, Who’s that?’

‘It’s you,’ said another beautiful, white bird. ‘Me? But I’m an ugly duckling.’ said the ugly duckling.

‘Not any more. You’re a beautiful swan, like me. Do you want to be my friend?’

‘Yes,’ he smiled.

All the other animals watched as the two swans flew away, friends forever.


Moral:

Do not judge anyone by their looks. Always accept everyone for who they are.





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