An old man had three sons. They always quarreled among themselves. The old man tried to better their relations but in vain. At last the old man fell ill. He was nearly on his death bed. All the sons gathered round his bed. He asked them to bring a bundle of sticks. They obeyed him. He then asked them one by one to break the bundle. Every one of them tried his best but to no purpose. None of them could break the bundle. The old man smiled at their failure. He told them to untie the bundle and break the sticks one by one. It was quite easy now. Even the youngest son broke the sticks easily. The old man called his sons nearer and said, “Union is a strength”. The words were few but they had a good effect upon them. They began to live in peace and happiness after his death.
- Union is strength