Many short stories in English you might have read so far. But here, there are 2 moral stories in English you might have not read yet.
The Ant & the Grasshopper
‘The Ant and the grasshopper’ is a story about a grasshopper and an ant; in the story, the ant is hardworking, the ant was collecting food for winter. While the grasshopper was having fun and did not care about a thing. The grasshopper was playing music and lazing around.
The winter finally came, the ants had food to eat because of their tireless search for food and hard work. But the grasshopper did have nothing to eat, hence was begging for food from the ants.
The moral of this motivational story is ‘There is time for work & there is time for play’.
This short moral story also emphasises the significance of hard work and its outcome. It also gives a clear understanding of what might become of a person fooling around.
The Fisherman & His Wife
‘The Fisherman and his wife’ is a short moral story about a humble fisherman and his wife.
Once the fishermen caught a flounder but the flounder convinced the fisherman to let them go because it was no ordinary flounder but an enchanted one. When the anglers returned and told what had happened to his wife, she suggested that he could have asked for something. Since they were poor and didn’t have a good place to live in, the wife requested a cottage and when the fisherman asked the flounder, his wish was granted.
The gift did not satisfy his wife, so again, she asked for a palace, and the wish was accepted. She asked to become a queen, then the emperor, the pope, and all her wish were granted.
Finally, his wife asked to become a God but her wish was refused and she returned to how she was before the old shabby way.
The moral of this story is to ‘be happy with what you have’.
It also signifies the importance of the destruction that will befall the greediness. And how one should cherish what they have.
Summary Of These 2 Small Story In English
The first Short Story In English is based on an ant and a grasshopper tell the importance of hard work and the consequences of not working hard. Whereas, the second story i.e. the fisherman & his wife is all about being content and happy with what you have, instead of being greedy and wanting what is not necessary at all. These inspirational stories give nice lessons to move forward and achieve great success in life.