Virtue Never Goes Waste (200 Words)
Once there was a slave. His master was very cruel. He was sick of him. One day, stealing a chance he ran away into a jungle where he found a lion. The slave was frightened. He tried to run away but the lion followed him. He looked back and noticed that the lion was limping. The lion raised its paw. The slave saw a thorn in it. He made bold went near the lion and pulled out the thorn. The lion heaved a sigh of relief and went on his way. Soon after, the slave was caught. He was to be put before a hungry lion. As soon as the lion was let loose, he rushed at the man. He lay down on the ground and began to lick his feet. It was the same lion out of whose paw he had pulled out a thorn. The people were astonished. He narrated the whole story to them. Hearing this strange story, the master set him free.
Virtue Never Goes Waste (300 Words)
Kindness is a noble sentiment. There is an ancient story which shows that even the fierce animals are affected by kindness. It is said that in a certain country there lived a slave who was a kind man. His master was cruel and tortured him without any excuse. The slave did everything to please his master but to no avail. So he decided to run away. One night he did escape out of the house and took the road that led to another city. On the way he reached a big forest and sat down under a tree for rest, Suddenly he heard a roar and the next moment a big lion was standing near him. He could not run away. Then he saw that the lion did not jump at him. It was striking its paw on the ground. The slave saw that there was blood on it. He held the lion’s paw in his hand and found a big thorn in it. He took out that thom. The lion licked his feet and went away.
After a short time he heard voices of people. Before he could run away, a group of soldiers had surrounded and arrested him. He was taken back to the city and put into the prison. His master had lodged a complaint with the government, for the slaves had no right to run away. The authorities decided that the slave should be thrown before a hungry lion so that the other slaves would not dare follow his example. On the day of execution, the soldiers brought him to the arena built for such purposes, and they pushed him into the cage of a big hungry lion. As soon as the lion saw him, it began to roar. But suddenly it stopped roaring and began to lick the feet of that condemned man. It was the same lion whom the slave had helped in the forest. It had recognized him.
- Kindness never goes unrewarded.