Once upon a time in a forest there lived a poor woodcutter who worked hard to support his family. Woodcutter said Thank God I am healthy… and I can work to earn money to buy food for my family. One day he was cutting trees when he felt tired and decided to rest for a while. Woodcutter said I´ll sit on the ground to rest for a few minutes. But when he was about to leave his axe on the floor, he stumbled with a rock and the axe fell into the river. Woodcutter said Oh no! I lost my axe! The river is so deep that I will not be able to get it! What am I going to do? How am I going to support my family? Then he just stared helplessly into the water, when suddenly a beautiful lady emerged from the lake. Woodcutter said who are you? Fairy said I am the fairy from the lake. I come out of the water when I hear a sad voice. What is wrong? Woodcutter said I lost my axe. It´s in the water. Fairy said I´ll get it for you. The fairy went inside the water and came out with a silver axe. Fairy asked is this your axe? The woodcutter thought of all the things he could buy for his family if he sold that silver axe. But it didn´t belong to him. Woodcutter replied faithfully; No, mine has a wooden handle. Fairy said Let me get it, then. The fairy went again inside the water and came out with another axe. Fairy asked again Is this yours? Woodcutter said gently No! That axe is made of gold. It´s worth more than mine. Fairy said I´ll leave it here, and let me go again inside the water. When the fairy came out of the water, she had the woodcutter´s axe. Woodcutter said Ah! That is my axe! Without any doubt… that is my old axe! Fairy said This is your axe, but you can also have the other two. They are a gift from the river because you have told the truth. Woodcutter thanked her by saying Oh, thank you!. And that night the woodcutter went home with his three axes. Woodcutter than said I am happy… now my family will have everything they need. Moral of the story is : HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY
Yes mahwish i have read this story in English also but you have also copied good
Jan 21st 2011
Mehwish! you have copied an excellent story.I have read this story several times in Urdu.But, to read in English was interesting.I love this story so much...& Rida Shaikh is right about the quote of Kin Hubbard.Keep it up!
Thats a good story. To be a honest is a good habit. Like Kin Hubbard said in his quote:
"Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people."
I really loved tis story as it taught an excellent lesson to us.