Thirsty Crow

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Panchatantra tale

Nivedita Yohana

Wijsheidsweb, 2019-02
Thirsty Crow [1]

One hot day, a thirsty crow flew all over the fields looking for water. For a long time, she could not find any. She felt very weak, almost giving up hope.

Suddenly, she saw a water jug below her. She flew straight down to see if there was any water inside. Yes, she could see some water inside the jug!

The crow tried to push her head into the jug. Sadly, she found that the neck of the jug was too narrow. Then she tried to push the jug down for the water to flow out. She found that the jug was too heavy.

The crow thought hard for a while. Then looking around her, she saw some pebbles. She suddenly had a good idea. She started picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping each into the jug. As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept rising. Soon it was high enough for the crow to drink. Her plan had worked!

Moral of the story: If you try hard enough, you may soon find an answer to your problem.

Questions to ponder:

  • What do you think about crow’s hard work?
  • What do you think would have happened if the crow had given up?
  • When was the last time you accomplished something through your hardwork?

[1] Source: thirsty crow

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