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The Snake Charmer

A myth submitted to the site by Sai Raghav Balakrishnan

India

Many moons ago, the snake charmer Ram went looking for money. He sat on a pavement and started playing a soothing song. The snake swayed to the music. Everyone came and gave him money and he ended up with hundred rupees. This was just too little and when he reached home, his wife shouted, “We need more money”.

The next day, he went to the bustling city of Coimbatore. As he settled down, playing his melodious tune, with the snake swaying to the music, a large crowd gathered. Almost all the people gave him money and he ended up with more than one thousand five hundred rupees.

Cheerfully he went to his home city and his wife was delighted to know about his day.
She exclaimed, “Coimbatore is the best place in the world. You should go there more often to make money”.

The same night three greedy thieves came to rob .They saw Ram put the money away, in a pot. The shortest of the gang crept inside the house and took the heaviest pot. He and his fellow thieves ran as fast as lightening to their den, to see what is in their booty.

Excitedly, the biggest thief put his hand into the pot. He got a venomous strike, with a loud hiss. The whole gang was terrified at the sight of the snake. They closed the pot immediately and put it back in the snake charmer’s hut, so that they do not get the curse of the snake.
Moral of the story: Greed brings despair...!

By Sai Raghav Balakrishnan
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Name: Mariafishface341 15th February 2013
i like the story and i think i should show this story to the theifs who live next door
Name: Eva 10th February 2013
I thought it was great! I like the way you've put a moral at the end!
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