The Gnat And The Bull
This is one of the popular children’s fables for kids. Long, long time ago, there lived a wild bull in the forest. He used to do his daily chores which helped him to raise his family. A little gnat flew over a meadow. After flying around for a while, the gnat got tired. He settled on one of the horns of a bull.
One day, while the bull was working in the fields, a little gnat flew over a meadow. After flying around for a while, the gnat got tired. He settled on one of the horns of a bull. The bull did not even realized that something was actually on him. You may also like to read, The Bull And The Calf.
Soon, in the evening, it was time for the bull to return home. As he shook his head, the gnat woke up. He tried to talk to the bull but the bull could not hear the voice of such a small creature. So, the gnat yawn ed and got up to go back to his forest.
After some time, the gnat got ready to fly away. Before flying, he wanted to thank the bull. So, he said to the bull, “Pardon me for resting on your horn. You must be glad to have me go now.” This time, the bull finally noticed him but did not pay much attention.
“You think too high of yourself,” said the bull, “I did not even know you were there.” The bull was so busy working all throughout the day that he did not let his focus shift from the work. “Oh, my apologies,” said the gnat and with a blink of an eye, the gnat flew away to his forest. Also, read The Victory And Defeat Of The Gnat.
MORAL OF THE STORY: ONE SHOULD NOT PLACE SELF-IMPORTANCE BEFOR COURTESY.
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