Short Stories For Adult With Moral Lessons


Short Stories With Moral


1. The Donkey Trapped In His Own Trick

A villager had a donkey. He used to make his living by transporting goods from one place to another on that donkey. One morning, he loaded salt on the donkey and headed towards the city. A drain ran from his way towards the market. As soon as the donkey went into the river he slipped and fell down. A lot of salt flowed out and the donkey felt light. The donkey thought it was a good trick to lighten the load.

The next morning, the man again loaded salt on her. The donkey did the same trick and again donkey feel light. The master saw the game and made up his mind to teach the donkey a good lesson. Now on the third day, he put a bundle of cotton on the donkey. The foolish animal once again tried to do the same trick. Soaked with water, the load of cotton became much heavier than in the dry. Moral Stories for Adults

Moral: The foolish donkey was punished for his bad intention.


2. A Foolish Stag

One hot summer day, a Stag went to a pool to drink water. The pool water was clear. It could see its reflection in the water. It felt proud of its beautiful horns. But when it saw the shadow of its thin legs, it felt sad and hated them. While it was still thinking of its ugly legs, it heard the sound of the horse’s hoofs of a huntsman and the barking of hounds.

On a hot summer day, a deer went to a pool to drink water. The water in the pond was clear. It could see its reflection in the water. He felt proud of his beautiful horns. But when he saw the shadow of his thin legs, he felt sad and hated them. While he was still thinking about his ugly feet, he heard the hooves of a hunter’s horse and the barking of hounds.

Short Story on Adventure Trip
Short Story on Adventure Trip

He ran for his life after hearing the sound, as fast as his feet could lift him. In no time he overtook the hunter. Now he passed through a dense forest. As he moved forward, his horns got stuck in the branches of a tree. He struggled a lot to free himself but all was in vain. Meanwhile, the hunter and his hunters came chasing him. hunter caught him and killed him. the feet he hated had taken him away from the hounds while the beautiful horns brought him to death.

Moral: All that glitters is not gold.


3. A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

Once upon a time two very close friends lived in a village. As time passed their friendship grew thicker and thicker. Now they were grown-up men. One day they decided to go and find work. They set off. Before leaving their village, they promised to stand by each other through thick and thin. They took an oath of sincerity and assured each other of help in the hour of need.

They had to pass through a jungle. They had not gone far into the thick forest when they found themselves face to face with a big bear. The bear began to move towards them. They felt helpless and terrified. One of them knew how to climb a tree. He at once caught hold of a strong branch and swung up the tree. The other could not climb. He had heard that the bear does not eat the dead. So he lay down on the ground and held his breath pretending to be dead.

Meanwhile, the bear came to him and shifted him. The bear left him. When the bear had gone out of sight, the friend on the tree came down. He asked his friend, “Dear friend, what did the bear whisper in your ear?” The other replied quickly,” The bear advised me not to trust a selfish friend.” Saying this he left him and went away. Inspirational Moral Stories for Adults

Moral: A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed


4. Haste Makes Waste

A hunter had a beautiful hound that always went hunting with him. The faithful dog was a fast friend of the hunter’s only son who loved to play with the dog. The master also loved the hound for its friendship with his young son who was only ten years old. The master of the house had no one else in the house.

One day, the hunter went out hunting but forgot to take the hound with him. His son was still asleep in his bed. As he reached the edge of the forest he found that he had forgotten to bring the hound with him. He decided to go back and bring the hound. He came home but was afraid to see his hound all bloodstained standing at the gate. The hunter thought that the hound had killed his son. He whipped out his sword and killed the dog. Inspirational Moral Stories for Adults.

He quickly walked into the house and saw blood pools here and there. Just then, he saw his son coming out of his room. The boy told his father that a wolf had come into the house and was about to kill him when the hound pounced upon it and tore it to pieces. The hunter began to cry at his haste in killing the faithful creature.

Moral: Haste Makes Wastes


5. The Tailor And The Elephant

A tailor ran a shop in a town. He was a good-natured jolly fellow. A man in the town had a pet elephant. The elephant went drinking at a pool out of the town daily. It passed by the tailor’s shop. The tailor gave him a bun every day. In course of time, they became good friends and were well pleased to meet each other. The tailor always waited for the elephant to come to him and the elephant was also there at the usual time. Inspirational Moral Stories for Adults

One day, the tailor had a dispute with one of his customers. He was feeling unhappy and cross. Meanwhile, the elephant arrived and put his trunk into his shop through the window to receive the friendly bun as usual. The tailor instead of giving a bun pricked its trunk with a needle. The elephant felt hurt at this but silently went his way to drink.

The elephant quenched his thirst and then filled his trunk with dirty, muddy water. It came back quickly, but its trunk in, and emptied it. The whole shop looked as if it was plastered with mud. All the fancy dresses and rich wedding robes were mud-stained and badly spoiled. The tailor was sad but it was too late.

Moral: It is well said, “Look before you leap.”


6. The Jester And The King

Once upon a time, a king had a jester in his court. The king was so fond of him that the jester enjoyed every kind of liberty of speech. He did not even spare the lords and ministers. So much so that he began to ridicule even the king but no one could dare to complain against him. This made the jester bold and proud. He cared for none.

One day while the king was holding a court and was busy in serious state affairs, the jester made fun of the king. Dead silence fell on the court. The king got highly offended and sentenced the jester to death. The jester bent down over his knees and begged for mercy but the king was so angry that he turned down his request.

At last, when the jester pleaded for mercy, again and again, the king said, “Die you must but I grant you the freedom to choose the kind of death you like.” Inspirational Moral Stories for Adults

The clever jester at once used his ready wit and took good advantage of the concession saying, “Your Majesty! I choose to die of old age.” The king was impressed and forgave the jester with a warning for the future.

Moral: It never pays to overreach yourself.


7. The Clever Cat and The Vain Fox

One day a cat and a lox happened to meet in a forest. The fox said to the cat, “Good morning, where are you off to? Let’s have a chat. It’s all safe here.” The cat stopped and greeted the fox and said, “Mr. Fox, I think it is not safe to stop here for long. I usually see hunters about here.”

The fox replied, “Oh, never mind the hunters. I know some of the tricks to dodge the hunters. Do you also know any such a trick?” The cat said. “I only know how to climb a tree in times of danger.” The fox was vain and looked at the cat with contempt. He said, “Ah! Poor soul, Is that all? How can you escape death if your single trick fails? Shall I teach you some sure tricks?” Inspirational Moral Stories for Adults

Just then the cat saw a huntsman approaching with a pack of hounds. It said, “Look!

There come the hounds. Goodbye.” It climbed up the nearest tree and cleverly saved her life. The hounds came upon the vain fox very soon. The fox ran for his life but the hounds overtook him before long and tore him to pieces.

Moral: Pride hath a fall.

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