Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Talkative Turtle

Once upon a time, there was a tortoise and two swan. The tortoise lived in a pond and he made friends with the swans, who used to come and visit him at the pond. All of them were happy and were leading their life happily from many years.

Once they faced a drought that lasted for several months. All the rivers, lakes and ponds went dry. There wasn't, even a single drop of water to drink for the birds and the animals. They began to die of thirst and scorching heat. Many of them decided to migrate to some fertile lands.
The three friends also decided to leave the pond and migrate to the some distant lake, which will be full of water, and to settle down there for ever. But it was quite difficult to shift at a distant place. Although, was quite easy for the swans, as they could fly but the problem was for tortoise. The poor tortoise could not fly and to cover that distance on the foot was really difficult.

The three friends had a conversation, as to what could be a possible solution for this problem. One of the swan suggested a plan, that the tortoise would have to hold a piece of stick by his mouth and which would be carried by both the swans, on either side of the stick. The only condition was that the tortoise should not speak; otherwise he would fall and will die. The swans were worried because they knew that tortoise was very talkative and it was difficult for him to keep his mouth shut. The tortoise understood the problem and promised, not to open his mouth during the entire journey.

Before starting their journey, the swans again cautioned their friend not to open his mouth in any case. With their instruction, the swans held the stick in the ends by their beaks and the tortoise held the stick in the middle with his teeth. And, they started their journey. They flew higher and higher, over hills, valleys, fields and plains. Finally, they flew over a town.

The people of the town were surprised to see such a strange scene. They started laughing and clapping, to see the swans carrying tortoise like that. The people started shouting and laughing, and it annoyed the tortoise. Unable to control his anxiety, he opened his mouth to speak. But as soon as he opened his mouth, he lost his grip on the stick and fell to his death. So, the poor tortoise got killed because of his stupidity and impatience.

Moral of the Story: 
  1. Always listen to friendly advices.
  2. Do not speak unnecessarily. Speak only when it's important. 
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  2. Wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing. I had a great time reading your post. Keep it up.




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