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In a land far away, lived a kind and hardworking farmer. He had a special power to understand the language of animals. One evening, he heard the donkey and the bull talking to each other. He hid behind a tree and listened. The bull was complaining to his friend, the donkey. "I am so tired," he said. "I worked so hard in the fields today."
"Why do you work so much," asked the donkey. "Look at me-all I do the whole day is eat, sleep and enjoy myself!" The bull thought that the donkey was very lucky. "What do I do to live like you," he asked sadly. "Well, I always pretend to be ill. Dont eat your food, moan and roll on the ground if you are in pain. Then the farmer won't take you to the fields," the donkey advised. The next morning the bull did as the donkey told him. But the farmer, who had heard everything, was determined to teach the lazy donkey a lesson.
Kulapati Munshi Bhavan's Vidya Mandir
Even the next day the donkey tried the same tricks. But the farmer did not spare him. He made him do a lot of work and gave the bull the day off. The donkey learnt an important lesson that day that enjoy your freedom quietly and well instead of leading others into wrong doing.
The farmer makes the donkey to do all the work the bull does. Hence, the donkey become so much tired. The donkey realized its mistake and understands the drawbacks of being so cruel.
One would think that the famer made the donkey do the work but thats wrong instead of that the farmer said aloud "the bull is sick and it will cost a lot of money to buy its medicines and feed the donkey at the same time this year the crops weren't very good too I'll keep the bull he is a hardworking fellow but the the donkey I will sell him for some dinars. Hearing this the donkey rushed to the bull and said now you would think the donkey told him to stop beging lazy because the farmer was planning to sell him otherways but that's wrong too the donkey went to the bull and said "Brother bull I overheard the farmer tell his friend I will give him antibiotics and no food so it will be ok" "what is antibiotics'" asked the donkey "Oh brother it is the medicine which has bitter taste and only a little amount will be given and whats more than that is you'll have no food at all " said the donkey "if I were you i would work hard instead of dieing by drinking that medicine called antibiotics" the bull agreed to work hard the next day because he was a simple minded light hearted fellow he didn't mind working because he was experienced to it he thought "like the donkey said why die by drinking medecine and no food" the next day both donkey and bull was looking as fresh as could be the donkey had learned its lesson and the farmer made sure both had equal amount of eveything from that day onwards.
Sree Phani Kishore Devineni
He said to donkey, "See how the poor bull is suffering from severe pain. I cannot bear to see her suffer like this, I should better sent her to a butcher shop than make her suffer more." From then on both the donkey and the bull started working again. All ends well.
The farmer made the donkey to plough the fields and do all the work that the bull did.
Irish mae P. bautista
The Farmer made the donkey do the work one full day.
The next day, the donkey pretended that he was ill. But the farmer forced him to work. The donkey kicked the farmer and the farmer fell into a pit. He died because the pit was too big.Because of this,the people got angry with the donkey and killed him.
THE FARMER SHOWS HOW MUCH HE LOVES THE BULL AND TEACHES A LESSON HOW YOU FEEL WHEN YOU DONT WORK AND BE IDOL.
The farmer caught the donkey and made him to carry salt bags over the river to the town. As usual the donkey pretended to be ill and sat on the stream of the river.T he farmer aware of his intention began to hit the donkey with his stick and forced him to walk fast ,the salt bags got heavy as they got wet with water and the donkey had to bear all his weight. This is how the donkey learnt a lesson.
The bull acted well as instructed by the donkey and escaped work. The all knowing farmer took the donkey to the fields and made it toil hard. The donkey learnt its lesson. It envied the lazing bull and decided never again to give such advices.
So he made the lazy donkey pull the plough.
When the farmer heard this he thought that the animal is in no mood to work. So he left the bull and never harmed other animals.
Ms. Canas' Class
The farmer wanted to teach the lazy donkey a lesson. "You are going to the farm," said the farmer. "Now do some work.!" commanded the farmer. The donkey's jobs were to get hay for the horses, trim the grass with his teeth, and feed all the animals. "I'm tired" exclained the donkey. Next time you are lazy, Donkey, you will have to do more work!
The next day the farmer went to the bull's shed , the bull was acting as if he was ill . So he went to the donkey's shed and dragged the lazy donkey out. It tried to act that he was ill but the farmer would not listen to him and made him work hard all day long .
Next day the farmer did not give the food to the donkey and made it to do a lot of work in the field, though it prentended to be ill. The farmer gave rest to the bull as it was a hard working animal. The donkey learnt a lesson and stopped pretending ill in future and worked very hard.
THE NEXT DAY THE FARMER MADE THE DONKEY WORK AS HARD AS THE BULL WORKS.THE DONKEY BECAME SO TIRED,WHEREAS THE BULL WAS ENJOYING THE FOOD.THIS WAS THE PUNISHMENT GIVEN TO THE DONKEY.
Next day,the donkey started pretending as usual but today he was not spared because the farmer had heard them talking the day before and treated him harshly .Instead the bull was given relaxation. TEACHING- 1-Don't misguide others. 2-Don't let your secrets out.
He sold his bull to butcher shop, from next day the donkey was doing automatically all his work.
Next day the donkey pretended to be ill. But the farmer didnt believe it. He made it work. But the bull didnt work. The donkey was very tired at the end of the day.The farmer taught the donkey a lesson.
The farmer took the donkey to the field instead of the bull and made him do extra work.
Farmer opened a 'donkey school' and started to send the donkey there to become a hard working good donkey.
The poor donkey worked the whole day and panted as he did all the work in the field. In the evening the farmer went to the donkey and said 'I hope you learnt a lesson never to be lazy again'.the donkey who had learnt a lesson, lowered his head in shame.
When the bull woke up, he started to pretend he was ill, but before he knew it,the farmer knew his trick and as a punishment, he and the Donkey were taken to work. Then they started to toil,knowing next time that they shoudn't lie.
The farmer tells all the animals that they must work to get food - no work no food. Also, he adds that he cannot afford to cater for ill animals therefore ill animals will be put down. Lesson - nothing will come to you without hard work.
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