The Elephant And The Ant:

This is one of the best short story of The Elephant And The Ant which will teach children a moral lesson. In this story, you will read about how the proud elephant learns a lesson from the ants.

Once upon a time, there lived a proud elephant in a dense forest. He was very proud of his power and used to get angry over small things. He was always troubling an animal smaller than himself. Once he was roaming in the forest in search of food.

On the way, he met Ant’s family who was collecting food. The elephant asked the ant what are you doing. The ant said that the rain is about to come, so we are gathering food. Hearing this, the elephant thought of disturbing them, filled its trunk with water, and sprinkled it on the ant.

Due to this, all the food of the ant got spoiled by the water. “Oh! foolish elephant, what have you done. You have done this very wrong, you will be punished for it.” You Might Also Like Moral Stories For 10-Year-Olds.

The ant said to the elephant. “Oh! Foolish elephant, what have you done. You have done this very wrong, for this you will be punished,” said the ant to the elephant.  The elephant said angrily, ” Oh, You stupid ant! Keep quiet or I will crush you to death.” Ant decided to teach the proud elephant a lesson.

One day when the elephant was resting after eating food. The ant slowly crept into the elephant’s trunk and started biting him. The elephant became restless.

The elephant tried its best to get the ant out of its trunk but she did not come out. The elephant shouted in pain but the ant kept biting him. After some time, the elephant started to cry and said sorry to Ant. The Ant said, “This is how it feels when you hurt others!” 

The ant took pity on the elephant and came out of the elephant’s trunk. The elephant had realized how it felt when others were hurt. The elephant learned the lesson of his life. And from that day, he never ever troubled any animal again.


We get this lesson from this story that we should never be proud of our strength. We should use our power to help others.

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