THREE FRIENDS AND A BAG OF GOLD (Moral Stories in English)


     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, 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 “Three Friends and a Bag of Gold” also gives us a sublime moral lesson.

Once, three friends set out on a journey to find a job to earn their livelihood. They promised to help each other through thick and thin. They were passing through a jungle. They found a bag of gold coins near a tree. Their joy knew no bounds. They decided to divide the coins equally among themselves. However, each in his heart of heart wanted to have all the coins himself.

Soon after, they felt hungry. They sent one of them to bring food from some village. The guy who was sent to bring food was a greedy person. He bought some poison and mixed it into the food. When he came back, the other two who had already made a plan to kill him, attacked him and put him to death. After killing him, they began to take poisoned food. They died on the spot. The coins of gold were of no use. We learn from the story: “Greed is a curse.”      

1. Tit for tat. 

2. He who digs a pit for others, himself falls into it. 

3. Greed is a curse. 


  1. Never use the moral lesson as the title of the story. The title must be pure title. It should be “Three Friends and a Bag of Gold.”  Whatever the title you have read, follow that specific title.
  2. 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.

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