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THE SICK KING AND THE SHIRT OF A HAPPY MAN-STORY [50A]

(The sick king and the shirt of a happy man) QUESTION 1: Read the following part of a story Complete the story by using your imagination Give a suitable title to it Once, a king became seriously ill All the
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A CLEVER LAMB/A CLEVER LAMB AND A WOLF-STORY [49A]

(A clever lamb and a wolf) QUESTION 1: Read the following part of a story Complete the story by using your imagination Give a suitable title to it Once, a little lamb was grazing on a meadow with a flock
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THE SCHOLAR AND THE BOATMAN-STORY [48A]

(The scholar and the boatman) QUESTION 1: Read the following part of a story Complete the story by using your imagination Give a suitable title to it One day a scholar was going to a distant place On his way,
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A WHIMSICAL KING / CONSEQUENCE OF A WHIMSICAL KING-STORY [47A]

A Whimsical King / Consequence Of a Whimsical King / An Island Turns Desert Without Trees Once there lived a whimsical king in a certain island It was a green island with innumerable green trees everywhere Once, a strange thought
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THE READY WIT OF A COWBOY / A COWBOY SAVING A TRAIN FROM ACCIDENT-STORY [46A]

The Ready Wit of a Cowboy / Ready Wit of a Cowboy saved a train / A Cowboy Saving a Train From Accident One day, a boy of about 12 was tending cattle by the side of a railway line
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THE LION AND THE LAMB / A GREEDY LION AND AN INNOCENT LAMB-STORY [45A]

The Lion and The Lamb / A Greedy Lion And A Lamb /Lame Excuse Of a Lion It was a summer day A lion became very thirsty He went to a nearby stream to drink water Reaching the stream, the
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KING LEAR AND HIS DAUGHTERS / KING LEAR AND THREE DAUGHTERS-STORY [44A]

King Lear and His Daughters / Three daughters of King Lear / Who of the Daughters loves Lear Most Once there was a king in England named King Lear As he grew old, he wanted to divide his kingdom among
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THE TRUTHFULNESS OF HAZRAT ABDUL QUADIR ZILANI (R)-STORY [43A]

The Truthfulness of Hazrat Abdul Quadir Zilani (R)/ Truthful Boy Abdul Quadir Zilani / Abdul Quadir Zilani’s Obedience to Mother Abdul Quadir Zilani (R), the great saint, was going to Bagdad for education in his boyhood His mother who was
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A RICKSHAW PULLER AND A LOTTTERY TICKET / GOOD LUCK OF A RICKSHAW PULLER-STORY [42A]

A Rickshaw puller and a Lottery Ticket / A Rickshaw Puller Grew Rich Overnight / Good luck Of a Rickshaw Puller Abul Kashem, who is a rich businessman, was once a rickshaw puller He earned his livelihood by pulling rickshaw
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THE GROCER AND THE FRUIT SELLER / A FRUIT SELLER TAKING REVENGE UPON A GROCER-STORY [41]

A Grocer and A Fruit Seller / A Fruit Seller Taking Revenge upon A Grocer One day a grocer borrowed a balance and weights from a fruit seller After a few days the fruit seller asked the grocer to return
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THE VILLAGER AND THE SNAKE / A VILLAGER TAKING CARE OF A SNAKE-STORY [40A]

The Villager and The Snake / A Villager taking care of a snake / Black Takes No Other Hue / Evil Always Remains an Evil One morning in winter, a villager was going to the field on work On his
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A FOX AND A GOAT / THE CUNNING FOX AND THE GOAT- STORY [39A]

A Fox And a Goat / The Cunning Fox And the Goat / Never Believe a Rogue / The Cunning Fox and The Foolish Goat Once there lived a fox He was very wicked and rogue One day he fell
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THE JUDGEMENT OF A WISE JUDGE / THE WISE JUDGE AND THE THIEVES-STORY [38A]

The Judgement of a Wise Judge/The Wise Judge and the Thieves / Wisdom of a Wise Judge Once upon a time, a gold necklace was lost from a rich man’s house Several servants worked in that house Naturally everybody suspected
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THE HONESTY OF A SCHOOL BOY / AN HONEST SCHOOL BOY / UPRIGHTNESS OF A BOY-STORY [37A]

The Honesty Of a School Boy / An Honest School Boy/Uprightness of a Boy Once, a boy of about 14 was returning home from school on foot He was walking alone silently But suddenly he noticed that a money bag
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THE JUSTICE OF THE QUAZI / THE QUAZI AND THE KING / GIASUDDIN AZAM SHAH AND THE QUAZI-STORY [36A]

The Justice of the Quazi/The Quazi and the King/Giasuddin Azam Shah and the Quazi/The righteousness of the Quazi Sultan Giasuddin Azam Shah was the ruler of Bengal He was a kind and just ruler He was fond of archery and
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THE KING AND THE ASTROLOGER / THE CLEVER ASTROLOGER-STORY [35A]

The Astrologer And the King/The Clever Astrologer/Ready Wit of an Astrologer/The King Fond of Knowing Future Once there was a king He was fond of knowing his future from the astrologers Very often, he called in the astrologer to his
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THE NOBLEMAN AND HIS HOUSE / THE PRUDENCE OF A NOBLEMAN / NONE IS CONTENTED IN THE WORLD-STORY [34A]

The Nobleman and His House/The Prudence of a nobleman/None is Contented in the World/Who is Contented Once there was an wise nobleman He built a grand house On the front of the gate he wrote, “This house is to be
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THE THIEF AND THE GARDEN OWNER / A STRANGE THIEF-STORY [33A]

The Thief and the Garden Owner/A Strange Thief/Punishment of a Strange Thief Once there lived a bad man in a village He used to steal and did all sorts of mischief to the villagers However, when asked why he did
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THE WICKED FOX AND THE WISE COCK / A FOX AND A COCK / THE CUNNING FOX AND THE WISE COCK-STORY [32A]

The Wicked Fox and the Wise Cock/A Fox and A Cock/The Cunning Fox and the Wise Cock/Slyness of the Fox Once upon a time there lived a clever fox in a jungle One day it came out of the forest
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THE SELFISH GIANT / THE SELFISH GIANT AND THE CHILDREN / THE SELFISH GIANT AND THE GARDEN [31A]

The Selfish Giant/The Selfish Giant And the Children/The Selfish Giant And the Garden A giant living in a big house had a beautiful garden But he never let anybody enter his garden Whenever he stayed away, the children would come
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RESULT OF LAZINESS / THE LAZINESS OF A FARMER / LAZINESS BRINGS MISERY / A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE-STORY [30A]

A Lazy Farmer/The Laziness of a Farmer/Result of Laziness/Laziness brings misery/A Stitch in Time Saves Nine Once there was a lazy farmer in a village He had a few plots of land but he did not plough them in time
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FALSE PRIDE OF A CROW / THE CROW WITH FEATHERS OF PEACOCK-STORY

The Proud Crow/False Pride of a Crow/The Crow with Feathers of Peacock Once there was a crow He was very ambitious and was not happy with his own color and status Once he felt sad thinking of his ugly looking
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THE FROGS AND THE NAUGHTY BOYS / WHAT IS PLAY TO ONE CAUSES DEATH TO ANOTHER-STORY

What is Play to One Causes Death to Another/What is Sport to the Cat is Death to the Rat/The Frogs And the Naughty Boys Once there lived some frogs in a pond They were living there happily as there was
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TWO MOTHERS AND A BABY / QUARRELLING OF TWO WOMEN OVER A CHILD-STORY

Quarrelling of Two Women over a Child/Two Women and a Baby/Real Mother and False Mother/Two Mothers and a Baby Once, two women were quarrelling over a baby Each of the women claimed that she was the mother of the baby
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A FARMER AND A PURSE OF GOLD / HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY-STORY (SHORTENED) [26B]

26B A Farmer and a Purse of Gold/Honesty Is the Best Policy/Honesty is always rewarded (Shortened) Once there lived a farmer in a village He used to support his family with the small income from his lands So he always
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A FARMER AND A PURSE OF GOLD / HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY-STORY [26A]

26A A Farmer and a Purse of Gold/Honesty Is the Best Policy/Honesty must be rewarded Once there lived a farmer in a village He had a few acres of land In his lands, he grew some crops With this small
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THE WOLF AND THE CRANE / AN UNGRATEFUL WOLF AND A CRANE-STORY

The Wolf and the Crane/An Ungrateful Wolf and A Crane Once there lived a wolf in a deep forest Once he killed a lamb As he was eating the flesh of it, a bone stuck in his throat It caused
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THE LAZY KING / THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL LABOR-STORY

The Lazy King/The Lazy King and Physical Labor/The Importance of Physical Labor Once there was an old king He was averse to physical labor As a result he grew fatty and bulky and could not move easily from one place
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THE HAPPY COBBLER / THE RICH MAN AND THE COBBLER-STORY

The Happy Cobbler/The Rich Man and the Cobbler/Money cannot Bring Happiness Once there lived a cobbler in a country He passed his days doing his work with pleasure and lived happily with his small income He had a neighbor who
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THE GOLDEN TOUCH / KING MIDAS AND THE GOLDEN TOUCH

The Golden Touch/King Midas and the Golden Touch/Gold is not all Once there was a king called Midas He was extremely fond of gold Though he had a lot of gold, he wanted more and more of it He thought
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THE DOVE AND THE ANT / THE GRATEFUL ANT-STORY

The Dove and the Ant/The Grateful Ant/Pitiful Dove and Grateful Ant Once there lived a dove in a tree by the side of a pond Some ants also lived there near the nest of the dove One day an ant
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WHO IS TO BELL THE CAT / THE RATS AND THE CAT-STORY

Who is to Bell the Cat/The Rats And the Cat Once, a rich man’s house was infested with rats There were rats every nook and corner of that house They were passing a very good time there but doing much
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SHEIKH SAADI’S WIT / DRESS DOES NOT MAKE A MAN GREAT-STORY

Sheikh Saadi’s Wit/Dress does not Make a Man Great Sheikh Saadi was a great poet in Iran He was very simple and did not like pomp in his way of life Once he was going to the court of the
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THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON/KING SOLOMON AND QUEEN OF SHEBA-STORY

The Wisdom of Solomon /King Solomon and Queen of Sheba Solomon, the king of the Jews, was famous all over the world, especially, for his wisdom The Queen of Sheba heard much about worldwide reputation of his learning and wisdom
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ROBERT BRUCE AND THE SPIDER/FAILURES ARE THE PILLARS OF SUCCESS-STORY

Robert Bruce and the spider/Failures are the pillars of success/Perseverance is the key to success Robert Bruce was the king of Scotland He was being defeated in the battle against England again and again Being defeated six times, he lost
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THE OLD FARMER AND THE LAZY SONS/THE HIDDEN TREASURE-STORY

The Old Farmer and the Lazy Sons/Hidden Treasure/Industry is the Key to Success Once there lived an old rich farmer in a village He had four sons The sons were strong but lazy and they did not work at all
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AN HONEST WOODCUTTER/AN HONEST WOODCUTTER AND THE FAIRY-STORY

An Honest Woodcutter/ An Honest Woodcutter and the Fairy Once upon a time, there lived a poor woodcutter in a village near a jungle He used to cut wood from the forest, sold them in the market and thus maintained
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BAYAZID’S DEVOTION TO MOTHER/BAYAZID’S OBEDIENCE TO MOTHER-STORY

Devotion to Mother/Obedience to Mother/Bayazid’s Love For His Mother/Bayazid and His Mother Bayazid was a small boy His mother was ill One night he was studying by the side of his ailing mother All on a sudden, his mother woke
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A GREEDY DOG/GRASP ALL, LOSE ALL-STORY

A Greedy Dog/Grasp All, Lose All One day a dog stole a piece of meat from a shop It started running with the piece of meat in mouth On his way, there was a narrow stream and a bamboo bridge
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A HARE AND A TORTOISE/SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE-STORY

A Hare and a Tortoise/Slow and Steady Wins the Race Once there lived a hare and a tortoise As the hare is a speedy animal, he was proud of his motion He used to tease the tortoise for its slow
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A CUNNING FOX AND A FOOLISH CROW-STORY

A Cunning Fox and a Foolish Crow/The Foolish Crow and the Clever Fox One day a crow stole a piece of meat from a butcher’s shop He started to fly away with it and sat on the branch of a
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UNITY IS STRENGTH/UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL-STORY

Unity is Strength/United We Stand, Divided We Fall There was an old farmer He had three sons They were disobedient and always quarreled with one another The old man was very worried about the future of his sons One day
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GRAPES ARE SOUR- STORY ABOUT A FOX AND GRAPES-STORY

Grapes are Sour/A Fox and Grapes Once, a fox was very hungry He was searching for food in a forest After some time, he came to a vineyard where bunches of ripe grapes were hanging very high The fox got
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THE LION AND THE MOUSE-STORY

The Lion and the Mouse Once, a lion was sleeping in his cave in a deep forest A mouse was sleeping nearby Once it ran over the lion’s body accidentally At this the lion awoke up and grew very angry
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A GREEDY FARMER AND HIS WONDERFUL GOOSE-STORY

A Greedy Farmer and His Wonderful Goose/Grasp All Lose All Once there lived a farmer in a village He had a wonderful goose The goose laid an egg of gold every day Selling the golden eggs, the farmer became solvent
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A LIAR SHEPHERD/NOBODY BELIEVES A LIAR-STORY

A Liar Shepherd/Nobody Believes a Liar/A Shepherd and a Wolf Once there lived a shepherd boy in a certain village He used to graze a flock of sheep near a forest It was not far from his village One day
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A THIRSTY CROW/WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY-STORY

A Thirsty Crow/Where There is a Will, There is a Way/A Crow and a Jar It was a summer day A crow became very thirsty It began to move here and there in search of drinking water But it found
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TWO FRIENDS AND A BEAR-STORY

Two Friends And a Bear/A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed Once upon a time, there were two friends They lived in a certain village As they were bosom friend, they promised that they would help each other at
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TWO RATS AND A MONKEY-STORY

Two Rats and a Monkey/Dividing the Bread Once, two rats found a piece of bread But they could not agree on how to divide it because each of them wanted the larger share At last, they went to a monkey
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THE FOX WITHOUT A TAIL-STORY

The Fox without a Tail Once there was a clever fox in a certain jungle One day, while he was walking through the jungle, he fell into a trap He could come out of the trap but, unfortunately, he left
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