Morals for kids – Aesop’s Fables – The Wolf And The Donkey.
Look into a person and not just the outer shell.
Once upon a time, there was a donkey who was walking through the woods, when suddenly he stepped over a sharp thorn.
Donkey: Ha, ya, ya, ya, ya it doesn’t hurt!… but I want to cry. No, I won’t cry!… Yes, I’ll cry!.
And the donkey cried and cried. Then he put his foot again on the floor.
Donkey: Ha, ya, ya, ya, ya, it hurts!
The donkey cried and cried once again. Suddenly he saw a wolf.
Donkey: (thinking) Oh, no! That wolf is watching me. I am sure he will eat me, and I can’t escape from him! What am I going to do?
After a few minutes, he decided to talk to the wolf.
Donkey: Ha, ya, ya, ya, ya Mr. Wolf…. Ha, ya, ya, ya, ya Mr. Wolf….
Wolf: What’s wrong?
Donkey: Ha, ya, ya, ya, ya Mr. Wolf… look at me! I am suffering… please…don’t let me die… ha, ya, ya, ya, ya Mr. Wolf, what big teeth you have… you can use your teeth to remove this prickly thorn from my hoof.
Wolf: Do you think so?
Donkey: Sure. Before I die try to remove it, then you can eat me.
Wolf: But… if I remove the thorn, why should you die?
Donkey: Because I am not fine ha, ya, ya, ya, ya … do what you have to do… now!
Wolf: Very well… I will use my teeth to remove it.
Donkey: Will it hurt?
Wolf: Don’t be scared… just stretch your leg.
Donkey: Ha, ya, ya, ya, ya (thinking) as soon as he pulls out the thorn I will kick him.
Wolf: You are free! The thorn is gone!
The donkey kicked the wolf with his heels as hard as he could breaking his teeth, and then he ran away.
Wolf: Oh no! poor me!… I wanted to help you, and now I don’t even have my teeth!
Not everyone is bad. Always consider other possibilities.