The Farmer and the Stork


Finding that cranes (सारस ) were destroying (wrecking) his newly sown (implanted) corn, a farmer (cultivator) one evening set a net (lattice) in his field to catch (trap, snare) the destructive (damaging) birds. When he went to examine (observe) the net next morning he found a number of cranes and also a stork (धनेश ).

Release (Let loose) me, I beseech (implore, beg) you,” cried the stork, “for I have eaten none of your corn, nor have I done you any harm (mischief). I am a poor innocent (guiltless) stork, as you may see - a most dutiful (obedient, respectful) bird, I honor (revere, respect) my father and mother. I...”

But the farmer cut him short. “All this may be true enough, I dare (have the courage) say, but I have caught you with those were destroying my crops (harvest), and you must suffer (endure, undergo) with the company (companionship) in which you are found.”

Moral (Ethics) - People are judged by the company(alliance) they keep.

Thursday, 26th Jan 2017, 04:27:30 AM

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