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The Farmer and the Stork

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The Farmer and the Stork

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A Farmer placed nets on his newly-sown farming land and caught a number of Cranes, which came to pick up his seed.

One day he trapped a Stork that had fractured his leg in the net. The Stork earnestly beseeched the Farmer to spare his life.

“Pray save me, Master,” he said, “and let me go free this one time. Have pity on me for my broken leg. Besides, I am no Crane, I am a Stork, a bird of excellent character. Look too, at my feathers— they are not the least like those of a Crane.”

The Farmer laughed aloud and said, “It may be all as you say, I only know this: I have taken you with these robbers, the Cranes, and you must die in their company.”

Moral: Be careful who you hang out with.

There are currently 8 suggested morals for “The Farmer and the Stork”

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  1. 1 On December 6th, 2010, jamie said:

    You shouldn’t play around in places you don’t know

  2. 2 On December 15th, 2011, Cammie said:

    You are judged because of the company you keep

  3. 3 On December 24th, 2011, Dale Smith said:

    A reputation is made by the company one keeps

  4. 4 On March 10th, 2012, Artemis said:

    Guilt by association.

  5. 5 On July 15th, 2012, Biwaksha said:

    If you chose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself

  6. 6 On May 24th, 2013, arnold said:

    do not trust anybody you don’t know

  7. 7 On September 28th, 2013, Someone in the world said:

    Do not Play tricks too often.

  8. 8 On March 29th, 2016, King said:

    Your reputation is affected by those you hang out with.

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