It was a dense forest. All trees were straight and tall.
Their trunks were broad and shapely. But, there was one tree which was having a crooked and shapeless trunk.
The crooked trunk tree was sad. He thought "How ugly I am! All others are straight and shapely. I alone have crooked trunk.”
One day a wood-cutter came there. He looked around and said "I will cut all trees here, except that crooked tree. That is of no use to me".
He cut away all other trees.
Now, the crooked tree was happy for its crookedness.
MORAL : Be happy with what you are.
"The Magic Porridge Pot"
เรื่องนี้ก็อยู่ในหนังสือเมฆเริงรำเหมือนกัน เท่ากับว่ามีคนรับรองแล้วว่าเหมาะกับเด็ก (3-5 ขวบ)
There was a poor but good little girl who lived alone with her mother, and they no longer had anything to eat. So the child went into the forest, and there an aged woman met her who was aware of her sorrow, and presented her with a little pot, which when she said, "Cook, little pot, cook," would cook good, sweet porridge, and when she said, "Stop, little pot," it ceased to cook. The girl took the pot home to her mother, and now they were freed from their poverty and hunger, and ate sweet porridge as often as they chose. Once on a time when the girl had gone out, her mother said, "Cook, little pot, cook." And it did cook and she ate until she was satisfied, and then she wanted the pot to stop cooking, but did not know the word. So it went on cooking and the porridge rose over the edge, and still it cooked on until the kitchen and whole house were full, and then the next house, and then the whole street, just as if it wanted to satisfy the hunger of the whole world, and there was the greatest distress, but no one knew how to stop it. At last when only one single house remained, the child came home and just said, "Stop, little pot," and it stopped and gave up cooking, and whosoever wished to return to the town had to eat their way back.
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