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The Man And The Little Cat

This is one of the best once upon a time short story moral for kids. Once upon a time, there lived a man. This man was not only affectionate but also wise. He loved animals as well as people. You may also like to read, Cat And Mouse In Partnership.

One day, he decided to take a stroll. “Fresh air will help me relieve my stress,” thought the man. With not many places to visit, he chose to walk through the forest. Loving every bit of it, he heard a strange noise followed by a cry.

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The man looked around, frantically looking for its source. Soon, near the street, he found it. “What is this?” he asked. He saw a shallow hole with a cat in it. The cat was trying to claw its way out of the hole but it couldn’t.

“Although the hole is not too deep, you are too little to crawl out on your own. Here, let me help you,” he said while trying to pull the cat out of the hole. But as he tried to do so, the cat scratched man’s arm. He tried to pull the cat out again, but the cat continued to scratch the man.

Another man happened to be passing by. “Why do you help the cat?” he asked the man. “Just let it be. If it keeps scratching you, why would you still want to help the cat?” The man ignored this and continued to try. Finally, somehow, the man succeeded in pulling the cat out of the hole. Also, read The Cat And The Rat Story.

When he was done, he said, “We should not treat people as we please. It is the cat’s nature to scratch anything which seems like a danger to it. I cannot and will not call that ungratefulness. The poor cat was merely protecting herself because it did not know me and was scared.”

MORAL OF THE STORY: WE SHOULD NOT TREAT PEOPLE ACCORDING TO WHAT THEY APPEAR TO BE, WE SHOULD FIRST PUT OURSELVES IN THEIR SHOES BEFORE JUMPING TO A CONCLUSION.