This is a small story on honesty where three sons of the king were in a race for the next successor of the king.
There were three sons of a king. The Kings was old. Therefore, He wanted to hand over his kingdom to the most deserving son.
One day, He called them to check the qualities of his three princes and said to them by giving one seed to each son..”Sons! I want you all to grow these seeds and see them well for a year.
..After a year, you all have to be present in front of me with three of your own plants.
..By seeing what comes with you, then I will decide which of you will take my thorn. “
Three princes took seeds from the king and went to the royal garden and planted themselves their own seeds. Read also The Princess and The Pea Story
Since that day, they started taking care of their seeds by going to the royal garden every day.
After completion of one year, the king summoned three of them.
The Princes reached the king with their own flower pot. Where both elder princes were pleased, the youngest prince was sad.
In the sayings of the king, both the elder princes showed their flower pot with pride to the King.
But the younger prince placed in front of the king with an empty pot and said, “Father! I gave water to the seed for a year. But it did not grow. “
The King saw his pot and said, “Now that time has come to tell you that I am going to hand over this state.” Read also Princess Short Story
Both the elder princes began to look at the king. But the younger prince lowered his sight. He knew that the king would not make him his successor.
Next, the King announced, “The reins of this state will be given to the youngest son.
Hearing it, both elder princes said, “Father! How can you do this?
..We presented you with a plant from seeds you had given to us. No plant was presented by the youngest Prince…
Why didn’t you choose us as your successor? This is injustice. “
King smiled and said, “Sons! One year ago when I had given seeds to you, I did not tell you that the seeds were boiled.
It was not possible to grow plants from those seeds. Both of you tell me, how is it possible?
The plants which you both brought were not from seeds that I gave you. You are both not honest…
Your younger brother is true and honest. That’s why I chose him as my successor.”
In this way, on the path of truth and honesty, the younger prince became the king and both of them remained the elder princes.
Moral of the Story – A Small Story On Honesty
Always be true and honest.