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The Vain Stag

A stag was thirsty. He went to a pool to drink water. The pond water was calm and clear. He bent down to drink water.

He saw his reflection in it. When he saw his horns, he felt proud of them. He said to himself, "How beautiful and lovely my horns. While he looked to his legs, he felt sad and disappointed and cursed God for this injustice.

He was yet to quench his thirst, when he saw a hunter with his hounds. Seeing his life in danger, the stag ran as fast as he could.

He was soon out of sight. He reached a thick forest but unluckily his horns got stuck in a thick bush.



He tried his best to release his horns, but all in vain. In the meantime, the hounds came running and caught him.

The stag now realized that the legs, he had despised a little while ago, helped him in saving his life but the beautiful horns became the cause of his death.

Moral:

All that glitters is not gold.