There are many moral stories in english for class 7. Some of moral stories for class 7 are very old and have been passed down from generation to generation. Others are more modern and were written specifically for children. Either way, English story for class 7 stories all carry an important message that can be learned from.
One popular English story with moral for class 7 is “The Monkey and Camel.” This story teaches children that it is important to never give up and to always try their best.
Moral Stories in English for class 7
Moral stories are a great way to teach children about important life lessons. These stories can teach kids about topics like honesty, friendship, and responsibility. English stories with moral lessons are especially powerful because they can help children learn new vocabulary words and improve their reading comprehension skills.
The following are five of the best English stories with moral lessons for kids in seventh grade.
The Monkey and Camel
This is the short moral story in English for class 7. Once, the lion, the king of the jungle announced a festival in which representation of every animal was essential.
The animals gathered. It was a colorful sight. Some animals had come in groups, some in pair. The shape, size, color and cries were so different that each animal wanted to see and meet animals that they had never met. The celebrations started.
After many rounds of dances and songs, the monkey was asked to dance. He was delighted and presented the best that he was capable of.
All the animals praised the dance of the monkey. The lion patted him and he became the most popular animal.
There was a camel in the wild gathering. He was jealous of the praise and popularity of the monkey. He wanted to prove that he was a better dancer than the monkey.
He rose up and started dancing. He threw his hind legs this way and forelegs that way. His body was not in his control. The legs were running apart in protest. He hit many animals with his hoofs and the knots on his legs.
The climax came when he hit the lion hard on his nose. It was the end of the camel and his dance. In anger, all the animals fell upon him and killed him.
Moral of the Story – The Monkey and Camel
Do not copy others
An Ass, A dog and their Master
A merchant had an ass to carry loads to and from the market. He was given good food and was fat and strong. The merchant also had a dog. He played with the dog.
The dog would jump into his lap, would place his front paws on his chest, lick his hands and legs. In return, he would get pats, biscuits and bones.
The ass was very jealous of the dog, as he never got pats. Instead, he got beating. He wished for the love of his master and was determined to get it.
One day, the ass entered the drawing room. His master was sitting by a large table. In” order to show love, the ass stood on his hind legs and placed the front legs on the chest of the master and brayed loudly. Then he rolled out his large tongue to lick his master.
The master was afraid of him and shouted for help. The servants came and tried to catch the ass. The ass tried to evade them.
In the struggle, the articles fell from the table and were broken. The angry servants started beating the ass. They drove him to the stable giving heavy blows. The ass was sad because he did not know what went wrong.
Moral of the Story – An Ass, A dog and their Master
What is right for one is dangerous for another
Birds, Beasts and Bats
Birds and beasts are different from each other. Once a war broke out between them. Among the birds, the ducks suffered a lot and among the beasts, the hare and mice were the sufferer.
The bats tried to remain neutral. When the birds invited them for they could fly, they said that they are beasts for they have no feathers; when the beasts invited them to fight on their behalf, they said that they are birds for they can fly.
There was huge loss of life. So, the birds and beasts decided to stop the war. When the battle was over both the parties organized meeting.
In the meeting, they discussed about many things. The case of the bats was also discussed in the meeting.
When the birds and beasts came to know that the bats had given two different reasons to both the sides for not joining the war, they became very angry. They attacked the bats. The bats flew away and took shelter in ruins and at dark places.
From then on the bats do not come out during the day. They are afraid of both the birds and beasts. They come out only during the nights for their food.
Moral of the Story – Birds, Beasts and Bats
They become enemies who deceive others
Belling the Cat
The Mice once called a meeting to decide on a plan to free themselves of their enemy, the Cat. At least they wished to find some way of knowing when she was coming, so they might have time to run away. Indeed, something had to be done, for they lived in such constant fear of her claws that they hardly dared stir from their dens by night or day.
Many plans were discussed, but none of them was thought good enough. At last a very young Mouse got up and said “I have a plan that seems very simple, but I know it will be successful. All we have to do is to hang a bell about the Cat’s neck. When we hear the bell ringing we will know immediately that our enemy is coming.”
All the Mice were much surprised that they had not thought of such a plan before. But in the midst of the rejoicing over their good fortune, an old Mouse arose and said: “I will say that the plan of the young Mouse is very good. But let me ask one question: Who will bell the Cat?”
Moral of the Story – Belling the Cat
It is one thing to say that something should be done, but quite a different matter to do it
The Oxen and the wheels
A pair of Oxen were drawing a heavily loaded wagon along a miry country road. They had to use all their strength to pull the wagon, but they did not complain.
The Wheels of the wagon were of a different sort. Though the task they had to do was very light compared with that of the Oxen, they creaked and groaned at every turn. The poor Oxen, pulling with all their might to draw the wagon through the deep mud, had their ears filled with the loud complaining of the Wheels. And this, you may well know, made their work so much the harder to endure.
“Silence!” the Oxen cried at last, out of patience. “What have you Wheels to complain about so loudly? We are drawing all the weight, not you, and we are keeping still about it besides.”
Moral of the Story – The Oxen and the wheels
They complain most who suffer least
The Plane Tree
Two Travellers, walking in the noonday sun, sought the shade of a widespreading tree to rest. As they lay looking up among the pleasant leaves, they saw that it was a Plane Tree.
“How useless is the Plane!” said one of them. “It bears no fruit whatever, and only serves to litter the ground with leaves.”
“Ungrateful creatures!” said a voice from the Plane Tree. “You lie here in my cooling shade, and yet you say I am useless! Thus ungratefully, O Jupiter, do men receive their blessings!”
Moral of the Story – The Plane Tree
Our best blessings are often the least appreciated
The Travelers and the Purse
Two men were traveling in company along the road when one of them picked up a well-filled purse.
“How lucky I am!” he said. “I have found a purse. Judging by its weight it must be full of gold.”
“Do not say ‘I have found a purse,” said his companion. “Say rather ‘we have found a purse’ and ‘how lucky we are.’
Travelers ought to share alike the fortunes or misfortunes of the road.”
“No, no,” replied the other angrily. “I found it and I am going to keep it.”
Just then they heard a shout of “Stop, thief!” and looking around, saw a mob of people armed with clubs coming down the road.
The man who had found the purse fell into a panic.
“We are lost if they find the purse on us,” he cried.
“No, no,” replied the other, “You would not say ‘we’ before, so now stick to your ‘I’. Say ‘I am lost.”
Moral of the Story – The Travelers and the Purse
We cannot expect any one to share our misfortunes unless we are willing to share our good fortune also
The Owl and the Grasshopper
The Owl always takes her sleep during the day. Then after sundown, when the rosy light fades from the sky and the shadows rise slowly through the wood, out she comes ruffling and blinking from the old hollow tree. Now her weird “hoo-hoo-hoo-00-00” echoes through the quiet wood, and she begins her hunt for the bugs and beetles, frogs and mice she likes so well to eat.
Now there was a certain old Owl who had become very cross and hard to please as she grew older, especially if anything disturbed her daily slumbers. One warm summer afternoon as she dozed away in her den in the old oak tree,a Grasshopper nearby began a joyous but very raspy song. Out popped the old Owl’s head from the opening in the tree that served her both for door and for window.
“Get away from here, sir,” she said to the Grasshopper. “Have you no manners? You should at least respect my age and leave me to sleep in quiet!”
But the Grasshopper answered saucily that he had as much right to his place in the sun as the Owl had to her place in the old oak. Then he struck up a louder and still more rasping tune. The wise old Owl knew quite well that it would do no good to argue with the Grasshopper, nor with anybody else for that matter.
Besides, her eyes were not sharp enough by day to permit her to punish the Grasshopper as he deserved. So she laid aside all hard words and spoke very kindly to him. “Well sir,” she said, “if I must stay awake, I am going to settle right down to enjoy your singing. Now that I think of it, I have a wonderful wine here, sent me from Olympus, of which I am told Apollo drinks before he sings to the high gods.
Please come up and taste this delicious drink with me. I know it will make you sing like Apollo himself.”
The foolish Grasshopper was taken in by the Owl’s flattering words. Up he jumped to the Owl’s den, but as soon as he was near enough so the old Owl could see him clearly, she pounced upon him and ate him up.
Moral of the Story – The Owl and the Grasshopper
Flattery is not a proof of true admiration. Do not let flattery throw you off your guard against an enemy.
In conclusion, These short stories in English are perfect for class 7 students who are looking for some inspiration. They are full of moral lessons that can be applied to real life situations. We hope you enjoyed reading them as much as we did.