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Preetika Mishra

Children Stories Inspirational Children


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Preetika Mishra

Children Stories Inspirational Children


Beauty and Utility...

Beauty and Utility...

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The peacock was very proud. And why not? It has the entire beauty of the universe, all the colours it carried in its body. No other bird can ever be like it. With pride, it took every other bird as waste pieces of nature. Especially to the little cuckoo which was black and ugly as per the peacock.


Time passed in its regular manner. The peacock's behaviour annoyed every animals . But all were helpless.


On one summer morning, a little boy came with his father to collect mangoes. When the boy asked his father how he can know when the mangoes begin to ripe..he answered its because of the cuckoo they come to know the summer season and mango arrival.


On hearing their discussion the Peacock got hurt as they were talking about the ugly one and not about it. So it came near them to drag their attention. When the boy got interested in the peacock and asked his father to go near; the father said him not to waste the precious time on that unworthy bird. He rather said the boy to go after the sound of the cuckoo so that they can easily find the mango tree and before its severe hot in the day; they can return home.


The boy understood the value of time and without even looking at the Peacock, he followed the sound of the cuckoo.


This made the peacock realise that it had beauty no doubt but beauty has no utility hence its never praised. The utility without outer beauty is appreciated as its qualitative one.


The peacock felt sorry for his rough behaviour and from that day never humiliated anyone for looks only.



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