Have you ever heard of the story of a crow who was very thirsty and how he got water? And guess who helped the crow? Yes, the crow helped itself. How? Let’s read the story of the thirsty crow in English with pictures. This story has a very important message for all of us that we should follow in her life too. Keep reading to know more about it.
There was a crow who lived in a forest close to a town. The crow was travelling for a long time so he was very thirsty. He looked around for water to drink, but was unable to find any water source.
The crow started feeling weak because there was no water. He started searching for water. He flew all around the jungle and in the nearby town. After travelling around the town, the crow saw a house and thought there must be water in the house.
After reaching the house, he saw a pot full of water. He became very happy. But, now the problem was that the water level in the pot was very low and the crow was unable to drink water from the pot.
The crow thought a lot and an idea came across his mind. He thought, “If I throw some pebbles in the pot then the water present in the pot will go up and I will be able to drink water easily.”
Crow Found Pebbles
The crow then started searching for a few pebbles. The crow saw some pebbles lying on the ground nearby. He flew towards the pebbles and put one in his beak. He returned to the pot and dropped it in the pot. Gradually, by dropping one pebble at a time, the level of the water rose a little but his beak was still not capable of drinking the water.
The Crow Picking and Dropping Pebbles
The crow repeated the process of flying to the pebbles, picking one of them, then flying back to the pot and dropping them one by one. Then he tried to drink water but was still unable to do so. Now, he started feeling even more weak and thirsty but he never stopped. After doing the same process again and again for almost one hour he finally succeeded in his mission. The level of the water arose. The level of the water had finally risen to the rim of the pot, which was easily accessible for the crow.
The Crow Drinking Water
The crow was very much happy and he rapidly dipped his beak in the pot of water and started drinking from it. He drank and drank the water until he was incapable of drinking more.
Then the kind-hearted crow also invited other thirsty birds to drink water with him. Lots of birds came to drink the water from the pot. They all thanked the kind-hearted crow and flew away.
The Happy Crow
So, we can understand from the crow story that by doing some brain work along with a little hard work, you are able to achieve anything you want to or aim for.
If you try hard enough, and do not give up, one day success will be yours.
In the tale, a parched crow discovers a pitcher with water at the bottom that is out of its grasp. The bird attempts to knock it over but is unsuccessful, so it begins to add pebbles one at a time until the water reaches the top of the pitcher and can take a sip. The story teaches us the value of hardwork and the necessity of being smart witted in order to accomplish every task in life.
1. Why was the crow thirsty and where did he find the water?
The crow was travelling for a long time so he was very thirsty. He looked around for water to drink, but was unable to find any water source. He started searching for water all around the jungle and in the nearby town. After travelling around the town, the crow saw a house and thought there must be water in the house. After reaching the house, he saw a pot full of water.
2. Why was the crow unable to drink the water?
The crow was unable to drink the water because the water level in the pot was very low. The crow could not reach the button of the pot as his beak was quite low in comparison to the level of the water in the pot. Hence, he had to think of a plan to drink the water from the pot.
3. What idea did the crow think of to drink the water and how did he execute his plan?
The crow came up with an idea that if keeps on adding pebbles to the pot, the water level would slowly rise up and he would be able to drink the water easily. Therefore, the crow began looking for the pebbles and he was happy to notice several pebbles on the ground. He took one of the pebbles in his beak and went back to the pot. He dropped a stone in it, which caused the water level to slightly rise, but his beak was still unable to hold enough water to drink.
The crow repeated the process several times but was unsuccessful everytime. He then picked up a big rock and dropped it into the pot. He then made an attempt to drink some water but was unsuccessful again. He now felt more tired and thirsty, but he continued to repeat the process. After an hour of hardwork and repeating the same method, the level of water finally increased and was raised all the way to the pot's top. Finally, the crow was able to drink the water.