All That Glitters is Not Gold English Story – A Foolish Stag

Here is the story with a moral lesson all that glitters is not gold. This is the story of a foolish stag.

All That Glitters is Not Gold English Story - A Foolish Stag
All That Glitters is Not Gold English Story – A Foolish Stag

Moral Story All that Glitters is not Gold-174 words

One hot summer day a stag went to a pool to drink water. The pool water was clear. It could see its reflection in the water. It felt proud of its beautiful horns. But when it saw the shadow of its thin legs it felt sad and hated them.

While it was still thinking of its ugly legs it heard the sound of the horse’s hoofs of a huntsman and the barking of hounds. It ran for its life as fast as its legs could carry it. In no time it left the hounds far behind.

Now it happened to pass through a thick forest. As it rushed through, its horns got caught in the branches of trees and bushes. It struggled hard to free itself but all in vain. Meanwhile, the hunter and his hounds can be chasing it.

The hounds fell upon it and killed it. The legs it hated had carried it away from the hounds while the beautiful horns brought about its death.


All that glitters is not gold.

Story on Moral All that Glitters is not Gold-174 words


A Foolish Stage Story All That Glitters is Not Gold-Story with Moral

This post Contains All That Glitters is Not Gold Story with Moral for Students of Class 9 and 1st year. The same story could be written under the title Appearance is always deceptive, all that glitters is not Gold story, A Foolish Stage Story. This is the story of a Foolish Stage. This story is taken from the Notes of Sir Rana Attique from Farooqabad. You can visit Moral Stories as well.

Moral Story, All That Glitters is Not Gold in English-318 words

Moral Story All That Glitters is Not Gold in English

It is said: there lived a stag in a forest. He was proud of his swift speed, sharp and pointed horns, and well-built body. He used to stroll and stride in the forest and enjoy life to its peak. One day while wandering in the forest, he felt thirsty. He reached a nearby stream to quench his thirst. While drinking water he saw his reflection in the transparent water of the steam. He was pleased to see his beautiful horns that were like a crown on his head. He was intoxicated by their beauty and could not help praising them. His wandering eyes reached to his thin legs. He was grieved at their ugliness and thought them a slur upon his beautifully built body. He started cursing them. He was lost in these thoughts when he heard the bark of some hounds.

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This trouble pulled him back from his thoughts. His face turned ghastly pale and he started running for his life. His thin legs helped him a lot and within no time he was out of the reach of the hounds. He reached in the dense part of the forest. Everything was in his favor as he was completely out of the sight of his enemies. Suddenly his long pointed horns got entangled in a thorny bush. Out of frying pan into the fire, he tried his best to get rid of the bush but in vain. His thin legs which were disliked and cursed proved a blessing for him and took him away from the danger. But his favorite horns were proving the cause of his death. He realized the fact that appearance is always deceptive. He was sure nearer. Soon they approached him and tore him into pieces.

Possible Morals:

  1. All that glitters is not gold.
  2. Pride hath a fall.
  3. Appearance is always deceptive.

English Story, All That Glitters is Not Gold-A Foolish Stag-187 words

Once, a stag lived in a jungle. He used to drink clear water from a nearby stream. Whenever he saw his reflection in the water, he praised his beautiful horns. He felt proud of his horns. When he looked at his thin ugly legs, he disliked them. He thought that his legs were a shame for him.

One day as he was drinking water and feeling sorrow for having ugly legs, he saw a pack of hounds running towards him at a short distance. He ran away. The hounds kept on chasing him. He ran as fast as his legs could. Soon he left the hounds far behind.

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He was crossing the bushes when suddenly his horns were trapped in a bush. He tried his best to release himself but he could not. His beautiful horns would not let him move. Meanwhile, the hounds reached there and they attacked him. They tore him into pieces.

His thin ugly legs which he did not like helped him rescue his life but his favorite horns became the cause of his death.

Moral Lessons:

  • All that glitters is not gold
  • Appearances are often deceptive
  • Pride hath a fall

All That Glitters is Not Gold ( Moral Story)-622 words


In a beautiful desert, there lived a camel herder in a village. He had a herd of camels. The camel herder was a kind man and he looked after the camels very well. There was a camel in the herd who was very beautiful and had a red spot on his head which made him look different from her camels. He was the favorite of his master too.
The red-headed camel was very popular among the people of the village. They called him the camel with a redhead.”

There was a city near that village. Every day the camel used to pass by that city with his camels to reach his home from the workplace. Each time the camel with a redhead saw the fast-moving colorful vehicles, the wide roads, and the high buildings of the city he got so fascinated by the city’s vibrance. One evening, when they returned home from that way, the camel got thrilled again on seeing the bright colorful lights of the city.

”What a lovely and exciting place. The city looks so beautiful from here. How good it would be if I go to the city and see it by myself.”, the camel thought.

One Day when the camel herder was passing by the city with the camels, the camel with redhead escaped from there and reached the city.
He entered the city with great excitement.

The city was crowded with lots of people and there were vehicles on the road everywhere. The atmosphere there was noisy, filthy, and smoky. The camel who lived in the peaceful climate of the desert got so confused and scared to see all this. He remained standing in a corner.
Some people saw him, they caught the camel and one of them gifted the camel to his friend who was a stable owner.

There were all horses in the stable. The camel felt so lonely there. He missed his friends a lot.

Every day the camel’s new master gave him, hey and dry grains to eat which he didn’t like at all. He missed the delicious dates, oats, and wheat that his old master used to give him in the desert.

He missed the soft under his feet sandy ground of desert whenever he walked.

The camel couldn’t adapt to his new life. He missed everything in his past life.

He cursed himself for leaving the desert and coming to the city. He always felt gloomy. The red-headed camel stopped eating anything and became so weak and idle, he kept crying all the time.

A sad camel is crying, tears are falling

Fortunately one day a man came there to meet the stable owner. That man was from the same village where the camel used to live.
The villager recognized the camel by the red spot on his head.”Oh! That is the camel with the redhead, that’s my friend’s camel!”

“How did you find him?” , he asked the stable owner.

The stable owner told him how he got the camel and said that the camel was of no use to him and he doesn’t want to keep him anymore.”
”You can take the camel to his master, he is not happy here.”, the stable owner said to his guest.

The man went near the camel and caressed the camel’s head. Camel also recognized the man from his village and grunted happily.
The villager took the camel with him to the village where its master lived. The camel’s master became so glad to find his lost camel.
The camel was so happy and relieved to get his old life back. He had gone through a bad phase of life but he learned a valuable lesson that- ‘All that Glitters is not Gold’

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