Literate and illiterate

A learned man arrived on the banks of a river. He asked the boatman to take him to the opposite bank. “I’ll give you a rupee,” he said. The boatman looked up. He could see dark clouds. “Don’t worry about rain,” the Pundit said, “I have an umbrella.” The Pundit sat…
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No one works for me

Hira lived all alone. His children had grown up and left for the town to take up jobs. His wife lived with their eldest son. Reluctant to leave his village, Hira lived alone. Hira used to do odd jobs for the villagers. He was hard working and he was in…
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Lost and found

Once upon a time, a woodcutter lived in a village close to a forest. He was hard working and honest. Every morning, he would get up at the break of dawn, take his axe and go to the forest. He would cut wood and sell it in the nearby market.…
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