10 Lines Short Stories with Moral PDF: Today we will learn about 10 Lines Short Moral Stories. These short stories will give you a good education and teach you good things. So let’s know about Short Moral Stories.
1. The Lion and the Mouse
Once when a lion, the king of the jungle, was asleep, a little mouse began running up and down on him. This soon awakened the lion, who placed his huge paw on the mouse, and opened his big jaws to swallow him.
“Pardon, O King!” cried the little mouse. “Forgive me this time. I shall never repeat it and I shall never forget your kindness. And who knows, I may be able to do you a good turn one of these days!”
The lion was so tickled by the idea of the mouse being able to help him that he lifted his paw and let him go.
Sometime later, a few hunters captured the lion and tied him to a tree. After that they went in search of a wagon, to take him to the zoo.
Short StoriesJust then the little mouse happened to pass by. On seeing the lion’s plight, he ran up to him and gnawed away the ropes that bound him, the king of the jungle.
“Was I not right?” said the little mouse, very happy to help the lion.
Moral: Small acts of kindness will be rewarded greatly.
2. The Fox and the Grapes
One afternoon, a fox was walking through the forest and spotted a bunch of grapes hanging from a lofty branch. “Just the thing to quench my thirst,” said the fox.
Taking a few steps back, the fox jumped and just missed the hanging grapes. Again, the fox took a few paces back and tried to reach them, but still failed.
Short StoriesFinally, giving up, the fox turned up his nose and said, “They’re probably sour anyway.” Then he walked away.
Moral: It’s Easy To Despise What You Cannot Have.
3. The Thirsty Crow
One hot day, a thirsty crow flew all over the fields looking for water. For a long time, she could not find any. She felt very weak, almost giving up hope.
Suddenly, she saw a water jug below her. She flew straight down to see if there was any water inside. Yes, she could see some water inside the jug!
The crow tried to push her head into the jug. Sadly, she found that the neck of the jug was too narrow. Then she tried to push the jug down for the water to flow out. She found that the jug was too heavy. The crow thought hard for a while. Then looking around her, she saw some pebbles.
She suddenly had a good idea. She started picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping each into the jug. As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept rising. Soon it was high enough for the crow to drink. Her plan had worked!
If you try hard enough, you may soon find an answer to your problem.
4. The Ant and the Dove
One hot day, an ant was searching for some water. After walking around for some time, she came to a spring. To reach the spring, she had to climb up a blade of grass. While making her way up, she slipped and fell into the water.
She could have drowned if a dove up a nearby tree had not seen her. Seeing that the ant was in trouble, the dove quickly plucked a leaf and dropped it into the water near the struggling ant. The ant moved towards the leaf and climbed up onto it. Soon, the leaf drifted to dry ground, and the ant jumped out.
She was safe at last. Just at that time, a hunter nearby was about to throw his net over the dove, hoping to trap it.
Guessing what he was about to do, the ant quickly bit him on the heel. Feeling the pain, the hunter dropped his net. The dove was quick to fly away to safety.
One good turn begets another.
5. The Monkey and the Dolphin
One day long ago, some sailors set out to sea in their sailing ship. One of them brought his pet monkey along for the long journey.
When they were far out at sea, a terrible storm overturned their ship. Everyone fell into the sea, and the monkey was sure that he would drown. Suddenly a dolphin appeared and picked him up.
They soon reached the island and the monkey came down from the dolphin’s back. The dolphin asked the monkey, “Do you know this place?”
The monkey replied, “Yes, I do. In fact, the king of the island is my best friend. Do you know that I am actually a prince?”
Knowing that no one lived on the island, the dolphin said, “Well, well, so you are a prince! Now you can be a king!” The monkey asked, “How can I be a king?”
As the dolphin started swimming away, he answered, “That is easy. As you are the only creature on this island, you will naturally be the king!”
Those who lie and boast may end up in trouble.
6. Donkey in The Well
One day as a farmer was passing by the well suddenly his donkey fell into the well. The well was deep so the donkey was not able to get out of it and cried for hours as a farmer was trying to figure out an idea to get it out of the well.
After hours of thinking and seeing the donkey cry, he finally decided that the well already needed to cover up and the donkey was old and weren’t worth retrieving. So, he invited all his friends and neighbor to help him cover up the well leaving the donkey inside.
All the people grabbed shovels and started to through dirt inside the well. At first, the donkey didn’t realize what’s happening but when he realized he cried horribly. After some time he quieted down. Everyone was amused to see this silence.
After the farmer loaded a few shovels he looked down in the well and was surprised to see that donkey did something amazing.
He saw that with every shovel of dirt that fell on the donkey’s back it would shake it off and take a step up. As people continue to shovel dirt donkeys continued to do the same and take a step up. Pretty soon he was at the edge of the well and his life was saved.
Moral: When life shovels all kinds of dirt on you, the trick is not to get Down by all the problems and Take time to stop and think of a way to solve it.
7. Sand and Stone
John and James were best friends. They fought for many reasons but never gave up their friendship. They went in search of a job and visited many places to earn some money. They passed through various places, villages, towns, forests, and beaches. They supported each other throughout their journey.
One day, they reached a desert. They had very little food and water. John said that they should save the food and water for later use. However, James disagreed. He wanted to drink water, as he was very thirsty. They quarreled with each other for water. John slapped James, and they walked in silence.
James wrote on the sand, “My best friend slapped me!” Finally, they reached an oasis. They were very happy and had a lot of fun in the water. While they both were bathing, James was a bit careless and began to drown. John rushed to him and saved him.
James hugged his friend and thanked him. They had a little nap and decided to leave the place. When they were about to leave, James carved something on the rock.
It was “My best friend saved my life!”
He said to John, “When you slapped me, I recorded it on the sand. The wind would have blown it away by now. However, when you saved my life, I recorded it on the rock. It will remain there forever.”
We have to forget the bad things and cherish the good things done to us.
8. The Hungry Fox who got caught in the Tree Trunk
Once upon a time, there was a hungry fox that was looking for something to eat. He was very hungry. No matter how hard he tried, the fox could not find food. Finally, he went to the edge of the forest and searched there for food. Suddenly he caught sight of a big tree with a hole in it.
Inside the hole was a package. The hungry fox immediately thought that there might be food in it, and became very happy. He jumped into the hole. When he opened the package, he saw slices of bread, meat, and fruit in it!
An old woodcutter had placed the food in the tree trunk before he began to cut down trees in the forest. He was going to eat it for his lunch.
The fox happily began to eat. After he finished eating, he felt thirsty and decided to leave the hole and drink some water from a nearby spring. However, no matter how hard he tried, he could not get out of the hole. Do you know why? Yes, the fox had eaten so much food that he became too big to fit through the hole!
The fox was very sad and upset. He told himself, “I wish I had thought a little before jumping into the hole.”
Yes, children, this is the result of doing something without thinking about it first.
9. Foot Prints on the Beach
One night a man saw a dream. In his dream, he was walking beside God on the beach.
After walking some distance man and God stopped and rested for a while. Meanwhile, the man saw that all the scenes from his life were flashing in the sky, and just below them on the beach, he could see two sets of footprints on the beach.
The man was confused to see those footprints and asked God, “Whose footprints are those??”
God replied, “My dear… Among those two. One set of footprint are yours and another one is mine. As I have been walking all along with you in your life journey..”
For a while man watched his life journey through flashes in the sky he again noticed that there was just one set of footprints on the same beach.
The man also noticed that it was the time which was the most difficult time of his life and at that time of life there was no one else with him walking along his side.
He got sad and questioned God, “God, you said that you were with me but yet when I had been going through the most difficult time in my life. There is only one set of footprints on the beach.
I don’t understand why you would leave me alone.. when I needed you the most..”
God smiled and replied,” My precious. you are my child and I would never leave you alone.
During your times of suffering and difficulties where you see only one set of footprints, those were the time when I carried you in my arms..”
Moral: Whenever you face Difficulty in Life, Trust in God. Don’t Lose Hope and Even if No one stands with You, God is Always there for you, Taking Care of You.
10. Story of Two Pebbles
Many years ago there was a small village, where a farmer was owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender. Due to misfortune farmer was unable to pay the amount. Moneylender always fancied farmers daughter so he purposed a bargain.
He said he would forget the farmer’s debt if he could marry the farmer’s daughter. Both farmer and his daughter were horrified by this proposal.
So, Moneylender suggested a way to decide the matter. He suggested that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag and then the girl have to pick one pebble from the bag.
Condition set was – If she picked a black pebble she would become the moneylender’s wife and the farmer’s debt would be forgiven. If she picks a white pebble then she doesn’t need to marry the moneylender and her father’s debt would still be forgiven. She wasn’t left with the option to refuse to pick a pebble if she does so, then her father would be thrown into jail.
On the day of the decision, all were standing on a pebble-strewn path. As money lander proposed he bent over to pick two pebbles. As he picked pebbled, the girl noticed that he had picked two black pebbles and put them in the bag.
Now, money lander asked the girl to pick a pebble from the bag. Even after knowing the dirty trick of money lander girl had to pick a pebble so, She put her hand into the money bag and drew out a pebble. Without looking at it, She fumbled and let it fall on the pebble path where it immediately became lost among other pebbles.
“Oh! How clumsy of me.” Girl said. “But not to worry, if you look into the bag for pebble left, you will be able to tell which one I picked.” After this moneylender didn’t dare to admit his dishonesty.
Through her quick thinking girl changed an impossible situation into an extremely advantageous one.
Moral: Most Problems have Solutions. We just need to Think in a Different Way.
11. King of Birds
Once all birds in the jungle gathered and decided that they should have a King among birds.
Now the question was – Who will be the King of birds??
Myna had an idea and suggested, “Let’s keep a competition between birds, and one who flies highest could be crowned as King of all birds..”
Everyone liked the idea and agreed to it.
Eagle who was also present there started to boast about his strong and big body and said, “I am the strongest of all birds. You all know that I am the only one who can fly the highest. Then why bother with all this competition? Why not make me king now? ”
“Still.. there is a possibility that you may not win.”, piped a little voice.
Eagle turned to look around to see who said that. To his surprise, it was said by a little sparrow.
In a mocking voice, Eagle said, “Oh..!!! And who is going to beat me?? You..??”
Sparrow didn’t say anything. Later all birds got ready for the race.
As soon as the owl signaled all birds started flying up into the air but they could not fly very high and very fast for long.
One by one, they dropped out of the race. Only the Eagle went on flying, as strong as ever.
Eagle looked below him and saw that all birds had given up. He said, “Didn’t I say that already? I am the only one who can fly the highest… Now you all agree that I am King of all the birds..”
What the Eagle did not know was that the tiny Sparrow had been flying under his wing. The moment he stopped, Sparrow darted out.
He flew just above the Eagle’s head and cried out, “No, no, no Mr. Eagle. I am the king of the birds. Look, I have flown higher than you.”
All the birds agreed with the Sparrow. In any case, they were glad to see the proud Eagle beaten. They chose Sparrow as their king.
Moral: Even if the Opponent or the Work is Stronger than your Ability, it does not mean that you should Give up before Trying Instead you should think and try to find a Solution to the Problem Sensibly and Patiently.