Three Sons and A Bundle of Sticks is the short story on unity is strength. There was a time, The old man and his sons lived in a village. The old man was a farmer. He had three sons. All three sons were hardworking but they used to fight with each other all the time.
The people of the village didn’t get tired of praising their hard work but used to make fun of their battles.
The old man explained a lot to them about living together, but they did not listen and kept on quarrelling among themselves.
Time passed by, An old farmer fell very ill. He noticed that his end time was near. He was in thought about his sons.
He wanted to somehow convert their fight into unity. He got a plan and called his three sons.
The three sons came to the old farmer. The old man gave him a bundle of 10 pieces of wood and told him to separate this bundle of sticks and break it into two parts.
Whoever breaks all the wood from a bunch of sticks first, will get a reward from me.
The three sons took a bundle of sticks and separated the wood from them and started breaking it.
Within minutes, they broke all the sticks of the bundle and started fighting each other over who did it first?
The old man calmed them and said, “The game is not over yet. I am giving you one more bundle of 10 sticks each. This time you do not have to break the wood separately from it but break the whole bundle.”
The three sons agreed and took a bundle of wood and started breaking it. But even after many efforts, No one could not break it.
At last, raising their hands, They said, “Father! Breaking this bunch of sticks is beyond our reach. It cannot be broken all at once.”
After listening to the sons, the farmer explained to them and said, “Rightly said. Where it is very easy to break wood, but it is very difficult to break the bundle made from sticks. Got the meaning? If you do not have unity, then anyone can easily defeat and harm you. But if you have unity, then no one can spoil you. That’s why I say that we should not fight with each other, but live together.”
The power of unity of the three sons became known. They promised his father that now they will live together forever.
Moral of the Story – Three Sons And A Bundle of Sticks Short Story
United we stand, divided we fall
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