Short Stories for Kids On What Happens If You Cheat

A wealthy trader by the name of Jatin resided in a village. He had a sizable business. His village was located next to a river. Once, the river flooded as a result of strong rains. One evening, neck-deep water covered the entire village. In the village, the crops, homes, and factories were devastated, and the flood killed hundreds of people and cattle.

The merchant had to endure  losses. He made the decision to relocate to another location to try his luck. His goal was to make a lot of money so he could return to his hometown and restart his business there.

Jatin owned a large balance. It was his ancestors' property. He couldn't possibly carry something that hefty with him. He therefore made the decision to leave this ancestor's object with his friend Janak before setting off on his adventure. "My friend, as you know, I'm leaving for some distant place to earn money," he said to Janak. I'm leaving an antique iron balance. Please keep it safe till I return with you.”

“Don't worry, I'll keep it secure for you," Janak assured his pal as he gladly agreed to the request. “After you get home, you can take it.”

Janak was thanked by Jatinfor his willingness to assist. He left for another far-off place while keeping the iron balance with Janak.

Several years went by. Jatinhad been doing well and had amassed a sizable fortune at this point. After arriving back in his hometown, he proceeded to meet his friend Janak at his home. Janak expressed his joy upon meeting Jveernadhana. Together, the two buddies spoke for several hours. Jatinasked his pal to give him his iron balance when it came time to leave. "Friend, I'm sorry to say that I no longer have your balance with me," Janak stated with a dejected expression. In my home, there are a lot of mice. Your balance was eaten by them.

Hearing Janak's justification astonished Jatin. He asked himself, "How can mice eat iron," but after some thought he said something else. "Janak, don't be sorry. Everyone has always viewed mice to be a threat. Let's put it behind us.

"Yes," replied Janak. . He was pleased that Jatin took him seriously. In fact, he had anticipated a lot of arguments in this regard.

Jatin said to Janak, saying to leave his companion, "I'm going to the temple to give an offering of laddoos. Please send your son with me, if you don't mind. For you as well, I'd want to send some laddoos. While I prayed inside the temple, he would also watch over my shoes outside.

Janak requested that his son accompany Jveernadhana. Then, instead of taking Janak's son to the temple, Jatintook him to a neighbouring hill, bound him with a large rock, and then returned home.

Janak inquired about his son's whereabouts when he didn't see him return.

Jatin apologised and  stated, "While your son was outside the temple taking care of my shoes, a big vulture swooped down upon him and carried him away."

“What bullshit," Janak remarked. "How is a vulture stealing a young boy?"

"Why can't a bird carry away a grown boy if mice can eat my iron balance?", said Jatin

Janak admitted his guilt and returned the iron balance and Jatin returned the boy to his father, but the friendship was broken forever .Also, word spread around in the village about Janak’s behaviour. In time people started viewing him as a cheater and stopped doing business with him

Moral of the Story:

Janak had cheated his friend Jatin. Ultimately he lost his friendship with Janak and he also lost most of his business because he cheated his friend

Why Short Stories for Kids?

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