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10 Lines on “A Greedy Traveller” Story for Kids and Students of Classes 7, 8, 9 and 10.

10 Lines on “A Greedy Traveller” Story

Traveller…passing through the forest…river flowing…tiger came often to drink water…old…could not hunt…lured greedy travellers by showing gold bangle…traveller overjoyed… took a bath…got stuck in the mud… lion ate him up.
Moral…greed has its downfall.

1. One day a traveller was passing through a forest. It was almost dark and the thick trees cast frightening shadows on the ground.

2. The traveller was tired, dirty and thirsty, but he knew the forest was full of dangers – so even though there was a cool river flowing by, he decided to press on.

3. Suddenly, however, he found his way blocked by none other than a ferocious-looking tiger.

4. The traveller was terrified and stood rooted to the spot, expecting the tiger to pounce upon him and maul him any moment.

5. But, contrary to his expectations, the tiger smiled at him benignly and offered to give him a gold bangle if he but sat and kept the old beast company.

6. The traveller was tempted at the sight of the glittering metal and got down from his horse.

7. The tiger was a good talker and kept the traveller busy with tales of the jungle.

8. Later on, the tiger suggested that he take a bath in the freshwater of the river. The foolish man, his suspicions completely allayed, proceeded to do so but got stuck in the mud.

9. The cunning old tiger then showed his true colours and grinning wickedly, ate up the helpless traveller.

10. In later years; grandmothers would tell this story to the children of the neighbouring villages to illustrate the moral “Greed has its downfall – it never goes unpunished.”


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