A simple story with great moral, told by a kid, about the donkey and the horse.

Image by Katie@! via Flickr & Wikipedia

Once upon a time there was a man who had a donkey and a horse.  Both the donkey and the horse were the slaves of this man.  They helped this man to transport a lot of goods from one place to another.

The horse was much stronger than the donkey, but both of them always carry the same weight of goods as the owner always distributed evenly to both of them. 

To the horse, the weight of the goods was nothing to him as he was very strong, but for the donkey he was quite weak, but the donkey did not complain, till one day he discovered that he had gone beyond his limit and could not carry such heavy stuff anymore.  He pleaded the horse to help him carry just some of the goods, but the horse refused.  The horse said “hey, be fair and square okay, we both carrying the same weight of goods, why should I carry more than you, don’t take me for granted!”  The donkey was disappointed so he continued to struggle with the load.  He should request his owner instead but, well, animals cannot talk to human beings.  At last the donkey collapsed and died of fatigue.

After the donkey died, the owner, instead of getting another donkey to replace, transferred all the goods to the horse’s back , in another words, the horse had to carry all the goods, and also to make matter worst, he had an additional item to carry, that is, the donkey’s skin which the heartless owner had removed from the dead donkey, for selling.

Moral of the story :

Not everything can be fair and square.  If we can help others, we just help, within our limit.  If you don’t help others, you may be the one who suffer eventually.

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  • abhishek40914 on May 11, 2010

    nice article

  • diamondpoet on May 11, 2010

    Very good point, you know when you assist others you increase your blessings.

  • Faith Blues on May 11, 2010

    Spot on!

  • Sharif Ishnin on May 11, 2010

    This may apply at work. If someone quits or gets fired, the next person has to take over the vacant post. Ultimately he or she will follow the fate of the horse as well. Poor donkey.:)

  • Jimmy Shilaho on May 11, 2010

    Another excellent write. I find your stories very good.

  • drelayaraja on May 11, 2010

    Great write….

  • Christine Ramsay on May 11, 2010

    A very good way to live our lives. A great story.


  • zoeyclark on May 11, 2010

    Karma came back to bit the horse right in the ass:)

  • lillyrose on May 11, 2010

    Poor donkey! great moral x

  • jennifer eiffel01 on May 11, 2010

    I Love it! I love stories with morals. Keep up the good work.

  • giftarist on May 11, 2010

    Great message.

  • Authoress Terry E. Lyle on May 11, 2010

    What a wonderful moral to the story.

  • VTech on May 11, 2010

    Good Post

  • ronthoughts on May 11, 2010

    Dear Star,
    This is another wonderful write with a great lesson.

  • Eunice Tan on May 11, 2010

    Good moral lesson. People should know about this.

  • tonywriter on May 12, 2010

    Very funny and good article dear friend Thank you!

  • Anuradha Ramkumar on May 12, 2010

    What a great story! These days many don’t understand the value of helping others.

  • CA Johnson on May 12, 2010

    This was a very good story and it has a great message. We will never know if there will be a day when we need to rely on others so we should try to help people when we can.

  • Ruby Hawk on May 12, 2010

    A good example for all of us. We should help our weaker brother.

  • bestone on May 13, 2010

    good one

  • BeatsMe on May 15, 2010

    Very nice story. The horse didn’t know the donkey was going to die, if he knew, he probably would’ve helped. ;)

  • PR Mace on May 19, 2010

    A good moral told in a fine way.

  • sasuke191 on Jun 5, 2010

    This story has a really nice moral!…
    Shows real life circumstances.. :)

  • wonder on Jun 8, 2010

    Yes, that’s true.

  • LCM Linda on Jul 22, 2012

    Star, a very meaningful story. We often insist on being fair too much and miss the big picture.

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