Bird And The Banyan Tree
This is a great short story on kindness with moral for kids. One day, a little sparrow was flying happily in the sky. Suddenly, a hunter hit her with a stone. One of the sparrow’s wings broke and she plummeted. The sparrow tried hard to fly up to the sky but she understood that she would not really able to fly anymore. “What do I do now? None of my friends or family is with me! How will I ever get back home with this broken wing?” she said to herself.
So, she decided to stay in one of the trees nearby for that day. She first approached the banana tree. “Hey, banana tree, can I stay in your branches? Please!” she asked. “Shoo! Go away!” said the banana tree. The bird limped away to the next tree. It was a guava tree. “You silly bird! I won’t give you any space! Get out of here,” shouted the guava tree before the bird could ask anything. Also, read The Bird And The Monkeys.
- The poor bird was now totally heartbroken. “No one wants me! I don’t have any friends!” she cried. As she was walking, she suddenly heard a voice. The voice said, “Come to me!” It was the banyan tree. “Hey, little sparrow! I can be your friend. I have a lot of room in my branches. So you can comfortably stay there,” said the banyan tree. “That’s so kind of you Mr. Banyan. I’d love to stay with you,” the bird said happily.
Just then, a voice from the sky spoke up, “Oh, banyan tree, you will be rewarded for your active kindness. You will go the strongest of all the trees and provide shelter to the variety of birds. You will also live a very long life!” Even today, the banyan tree is the strongest of all the trees. You may also like to read, The Wise Old Bird.
MORAL OF THE STORY: GOOD BEGETS GOOD.