6. THE THIRSTY CROW
Storytelling is as old as man. It has been one of the greatest sources of preaching moral values because every story is written with some moral purpose. All the prophets, the saints, religious scholars and teachers have been adopting it as a source of preaching any kind of morality. If one follows the lesson preached in the story, one can avoid many perils and problems. The story “A Thirsty Crow” also gives us a sublime moral lesson.
Once, there was a thirsty crow. He flew here and there in search of water but could not find water anywhere. At last, he reached a garden. He saw a pitcher there. He became very happy. He tried to drink water but could not because the water in the pitcher was very low. He did not lose heart. He saw some pebbles lying near the pitcher. He hit upon a plan. He picked some pebbles and threw them into the pitcher one by one. The water began to rise slowly. He picked more pebbles and threw them into the pitcher one by one. The water rose to the brink of the pitcher. He became delighted. He drank the water to his fill and flew away. He was very happy at his struggle. We learn from the story: “Necessity is the mother of invention.”
1. No pains, no gains.
2. God helps those who help themselves.
3. Necessity is the mother of invention.
IMPORTANT POINTS TO BE KEPT IN MIND:
- Never use the moral lesson as the title of the story. The title must be pure title. It should be “The Thirsty Crow”, “A Thirsty Crow” or “A Wise Crow.” Whatever the title you have read, follow that specific title.
- Most of the moral stories have more than one moral lesson. Sometimes, the students try to write more than one moral lesson. In doing so, they make mistakes. I would advise them to write the specific moral lesson in which they have been asked to write a story.