August 8, 2009

Aesop's Fables

The North Wind and the Sun

The North Wind and the Sun had a quarrel about which of them was stronger when a Traveler passed along the road wrapped in a cloak.

"Let us agree," said the Sun, "that he who can take off the cloak from the Traveler is stronger."

"Very well," growled the North Wind, and at once sent a cold, blowing blast against the Traveler.

With the first gust of wind the ends of the cloak whipped about the Traveler's body, but he wrapped it closely around him. The harder the Wind blew, the tighter he held his cloak
Then the sun began to shine. His sunbeams were warm after the bitter cold of the North Wind so the Traveler unbuttoned his cloak.

The Sun's rays grew warmer and he took off his cap. At last he became so hot that he pulled off his cloak, and, to escape the blazing sunshine, threw himself down in shade.Moral Lesson: Gentleness and kind persuasion win where force and bluster fail.


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