The Ant and the Dove

Read by Sonu Niigaam

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An Ant went to the bank of a river to quench its thirst.

As it drank, it fell and was carried away by the rush of the stream.

The little Ant was tossed around in the current and was about to drown when a Dove sitting on a tree overhanging the water plucked a leaf and let it fall into the stream close to her.

The Ant climbed onto it and floated in safety to the bank.

Shortly afterwards a bird-came and stood under the tree, laying his trap for the Dove that sat in the branches.

The Ant saw the trap and stung the bird-catcher in the foot. The bird-catcher held his foot in pain and hopped up and down on the other, but he bumped into the trunk of the tree he stood under and startled the Dove.

Frightened, the Dove flew away. The Ant had repaid the dove’s kindness, proving that one good turn deserves another.

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