Outline: …. A Thirsty crow…. Finds a jug of water…. Water too low to reach…. Hits upon a thought…. Drops pebbles into the jug…. The water rises …. His life saved.
A crow was very thirsty on a hot summer day. She flew from place to place for water to drink. At last she came by a jug in which there was some water at the bottom. The crow tried to drink out of the jug but she could ot because the water was too low. Being very thirsty the crow tried her best to get at the water. But do what she would she could not.
Let me try if I can throw down the pot to get the water out of it. She thought to herself. But the pot was so heavy that she could not even move it.
At last she said to herself I must give it all up and die of thirst. Then all of a sudden she bit on a plan that if she could find stones to throw into the pot the water would rise and she would be able to drink. She lost no time in bringing small stones and dropping them into the pot one by one. She had to be at work for a long time to make the water rise to the top of the big pot. At last the water rose She drank it and flew away.
190. Women's Most Valuable Property
Outline: A city besieged …. The king tightened the siege …. Men despaired …. Women begged the king to spare their lives allowing then to carry as much of valuable property as each could carry …. The king granted the request they carried their husbands on their backs.
Once a king attacked another city. The inhabitantsw did not give in. The siege continued for months on end. At last the besieged ran short of food. Men thought that their end was near. But they felt anxious about their women's honor.
The women were very clever and wise. They begged the king to spare their lives and to allow them to get out of the city with as much of valuable property as each could carry. The king was quite tired of this long siege. He readily granted his request next morning the women carried their husbands on their backs. The king was pleased and he pardoned them all.