An honest woodcutter- completing story for class 9

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An honest woodcutter- completing story for class 9

 

An honest woodcutter and his axe

There lived an honest woodcutter in a village. One day, his axe fell into the river while he was cutting wood near the river. The river was very deep. The woodcutter did not know how to swim. So, he began to cry. Then a wonderful thing happened. A beautiful fairy appeared before him.
The fairy wanted to know the reason for his crying. The woodcutter told her everything. Hearing this, the fairy became very kind to him and wanted to help him. 
 
The fairy at once dived into the river and came back with an axe made of gold. She asked the woodcutter if it was his axe. The honest woodcutter replied in the negative. The fairy dived again into the river and came back with a silver one. The honest woodcutter refused to take it too because it was not his axe. 
The fairy again dived into the river and came back with the real axe of the woodcutter. It was made of iron. The honest woodcutter became very happy to see his ax. He took it. The fairy was surprised to see the honesty of the honest woodcutter. 
He thanked the fairy for getting back his iron axe and wanted to leave the place. The fairy stopped him and gave him the other two axes as a reward for his honesty. So, we should keep in mind that honesty is the best policy. 
 

An honest woodcutter / The woodman and his axe 

Many, many days ago, there was a woodcutter in a village. He lived in that village with his family. He was a poor but honest man. He cut wood from the forest every day and made a living by selling it in the market.

One day he went to cut wood with his axe by a nearby river. While cutting wood, the axe suddenly fell from his hand into the river. The woodcutter was upset because this axe was his only source of income.

He did not know how to swim, and he could not pick it up from the river. Moreover, the river was deep and flowing. The woodman looked for people around for help but could not find anyone.

So, not finding any other way in the wood, he sat by the river in sorrow and began to cry and kept calling on the Creator.

The Creator may have heard his call. He saw a beautiful fairy appear in front of him and asked him,"What happened to you?"

Wood told this fairy the details of the incident and asked for help. Hearing the words, the fairy smiled and wanted to help the woodcutter.

The woodcutter was pleased and told the fairy to rescue the axe from the river.

The fairy agreed to help the woodcutter but wanted to test the woodcutter's integrity through a trick.

The fairy dived into the river and returned with an axe, and the axe was made of gold. The fairy asked the woodcutter, "Is this your axe?"

The woodcutter replied, "Surely, this is not my axe."

The fairy smiled and dived into the river again. He sat on the bank and began to worry about the wood.

After a while, the fairy came back with another axe. This axe was made of silver.

The fairy asked, "Is this axe yours?"

Seeing the axe, the woodcutter became even more upset and said, "No, this is not my axe either."

The fairy smiled again and dived into the river again. The Woodcutter's mind became worse, and he thought his axe might not be returned. Still, waiting for the fairy with hope.

The fairy came back with an axe and it was made of iron.

As soon as he saw it, he shouted for joy,"Yes, yes, this is my axe."

The fairy smiled and found evidence of harsh honesty. The fairy returned her axe to the woodcutter.

The woodcutter was very happy and thanked the fairy and set off for her home.

The fairy stopped him and said,“I have found proof of your honesty. The Creator loves honest people and rewards them. So, think these two axes of gold and silver are the gift of the Creator for you. Take these two axes and be happy."

The woodcutter was happy and left.

Moral of the story:

Those who live honestly on earth have a great reward, even if it is a temporary hardship. We got proof of that from this woodcutter story. So we will live honestly, and God will surely reward us.

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