The Foolish Stag- English Stories for Matric and First Year Students

The Foolish Stag

Once a stag lived in a jungle. He used to drink clear water from a nearby stream. Whenever he saw his reflection in the water, he praised his beautiful horns. He felt proud of his horns. He disliked his ugly and thin legs. He thought that his legs were a shame for him.
One day as he was drinking water and feeling sorrow for having ugly legs, he saw a pack of hounds running towards him at a short distance. He ran way. The hounds kept on chasing him. He ran as fast as his legs could. Soon he left the hounds far behind.
Suddenly his horns were trapped in a bush. He tried his best to release himself but he could not. His beautiful horns would not let him move. Meanwhile the hounds reached there and they attacked him. They tore him into pieces.
His thin ugly legs which he did not like helped him rescue his life but his favorite horns became the cause of his death.

Moral Lesson: All that glitters is not gold.Appearances are often deceptive

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