A Farmer And His Quarrelsome Sons

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 An old farmer had four sons. They always quarrelled (fell out) with one another. There was no peace in the family. The farmer was unhappy. At last he hit upon a plan. (At last he thought of a plan).

 One day, he sent for his for his sons. (One day, he called all his sons). He gave them a bundle of sticks to breaks. All of them tried but none could break the bundle. He then untied the bundle and gave each of them a single stick to break. Each of them broke his stick very easily. Then the old man said, “My dear sons, you could not break the bundle of sticks because the sticks were together. If you are united, none can harm you. Divided you are easy to fall.” The sons learn a good lesson. Then they lived together in peace and harmony.

Moral: Unity is strength.

United we stand, divided we fall.

The Old Man And His Quarrelling Sons

words: 170

  An old man had four sons. They always quarrelled among themselves (they always quarrelled with one another.) There was no peace in the family. The old man was very unhappy. One day he fell ill. He felt that his end was drawing near. He hit upon a plan to teach them a lesson. He sent for his sons. He gave them a bundle of sticks to break. They tried one by one to break the bundle but none could break it. Then the old man united the bundle. He gave each of his sons a single stick to break. Now each could easily break his stick. The old man then said, “My dear sons, one can break a single stick, but one cannot break a whole bundle. None can harm you if you are united. Divided you are easy to fall. So do not quarrel and always be united. “The sons learnt a good and began to live happily. 

Moral: Unity is strength

Or

United we stand, divided we fall.

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