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Short Story ”The Vain Stag” Complete Story for Class 10, Class 12 and other classes.

The Vain Stag

It was a hot summer day. A stag felt very thirsty. He went to a pool. He saw his image in the pool. He was very happy to see the image of his horns in the water. He thanked god for this nice gift. Then he saw his thin and ugly legs, he felt much ashamed. He began to curse god for this ugliness.

Just then he heard the barking of hounds. He ran for his life. He ran as fast as his legs could carry him. The hounds could not catch him. But his horns were caught in a brush. He tried his best to free himself, but in vain. Meanwhile, the hounds overtook him and tore him into pieces. His ugly legs tried to save his life, but the beautiful horn became the cause of his death. 

Moral: all that glitters is not gold

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