The Young Girl And The Hen
This is a short story with moral for kids. Once upon a time, in a farmland lived a happy family. A couple and their daughter ran the farm and took care of the animals. You may also like to read, The Ice Cream Cart And The Poor Girl.
Since the girl had been raised on a farm, she naturally had a love for all kinds of animals. Often she used to spend her days outdoors, running and helping her parents with their day to day work. She enjoyed her work thoroughly. She made a routine out of playing with the animals and cleaning them.
Image Source@ shutterstock,com. Above all, she loved to play with the hens and their chicken on the farm. “Oh, these chickens have such soft fur,” she would exclaim. But one of them had a bad habit of being angry. As a result, the girl got her finger pecked!
At once, she ran to her father. “Daddy!” she cried. “There is this hen. That hen does not let me play with her. She is always pecking at my finger. And now, look it is bleeding. I only wanted to play with them.” As soon as the father heard his daughter, he knew what was happening. “Alright,” he said. “So, do you know why does she keep repeating the same thing?” “No,” the young girl replied. Also, read The Goose Girl.
Then the father began explaining. “The poor little hen is scared of you because she does not know you. I am sure the hen thinks that you will hurt her or her chickens. And if you look at it that way, can you blame the hen to be angry at you?”
“I think not,” the young girl said, nodding her head. “Now, if you take the time and become friendly with the hen, I am sure she won’t do what she did today. Surely, she will let you play with her too! Always remember, that the first and the foremost thing we should do, is to understand others. Whether it is a human or an animal, we all have fears and feelings. Take your time in understanding them and I promise you they will surprise you.”
MORAL: THE FIRST STEP TO EVERY RELATIONSHIP IS UNDERSTANDING.