Friends, in this post I am sharing the story of an honest woodcutter. This story (the honest woodcutter) is a moral story for children, which teaches them to work with honesty and understanding in the time of adversity. This story of the honest woodcutter is an old story and has always been popular among children.


The Honest Woodcutter: Short Moral Story in English


The Honest Woodcutter: Short Moral Story in English


It was a long time ago. There lived a poor woodcutter in a small village near a forest.



He used to cut dry woods from the forest and sell it in the market to complete his family's expenses.


He used to get up every morning and take his ax and go to the forest near the village and cut wood. Till noon all the wood was collected and sold in the market. Some money was sold by selling wood, which led to the survival of him and his family.


Everything was going well. He was happily living his life with his meager money. 



Once a day, he reached the forest in the morning to cut wood. A river used to flow in the forest. There was a dry tree on the banks of that river. The poor woodcutter started cutting wood from the dry trees along the river.


When he was cutting wood, suddenly his ax fell from his hand and fell into the river.


The river was very deep and very fast water was running. It was impossible for the poor woodcutter to get the ax out of the river.


There was only one ax near the woodcutter, he got very upset when that ax fell into the river. He started worrying about how he would make his living. He had no other means to make a living for himself and his family.


He started crying and feeling sad. Standing on the river bank, he started praying to God to get his ax back to him somehow. He was crying very loudly.


Hearing the cries of the woodcutter and the prayer made with sincere heart, God appeared and asked the woodcutter, “Son! What is wrong with you, why are you crying? Tell me about your problem."


The woodcutter told the whole thing about his ax falling into the river and pleaded with him to get his ax back.


Hearing the request of the woodcutter, God plunged into the river and immediately pulled it out with a gold ax. God asked the woodcutter, "Son! Is this your ax? "



Seeing the golden ax, the woodcutter surprised a little bit and said, "No God, this is not my ax."


God again went underwater and this time the ax he took out was of silver.


He asked the woodcutter, "Son! Is this your ax? "


The woodcutter said, "No, God, this is also not my ax."


God said, "Look at it well. This ax may be yours. It is a silver ax.


The woodcutter said, "No, the axes of silver and gold do not cut wood." It is of no use to me. My ax is of iron."



Lord smiled at the honesty of the poor woodcutter and plunged into the water again. The ax they took out this time was of iron. Showing the ax to the woodcutter, God asked, "Son! Is this your ax? "


Seeing the ax this time, the woodcutter was very happy and said, "God, this is my ax." You brought my ax. Thanks a lot."


The Lord was also very pleased to see the honesty of the woodcutter and said, "Son! I am very happy with your honesty. Therefore, with this iron ax, I also give you an ax of gold and silver. Take these three axes to your house happily.


Saying this, God disappeared. The woodcutter was honored with such a big award because of his honesty.


Moral of The Honest Woodcutter Story


Moral: Honesty is the best policy. 


What We Learn From The Honest Woodcutter Story


As friends, you saw that angel brought a silver ax to the woodcutter, but the woodcutter did not give up his integrity at all and he did not say that gold and silver ax at all that this ax is mine. 


If there was a greedy person then he could call the gold ax his own. But the honest woodcutter did not do this at all. He was based on his integrity and so he said that this gold and silver ax is not mine.



And he accepted his iron ax only. And because of the integrity of the woodcutter, he was given the ax of gold and silver as a reward.


But maybe if he tries to keep a gold ax by lying then maybe the angel does not give him that gold ax at all


Therefore, we learn from this story that there is nothing more in the world than honesty. If you will be honest, you can get more than you expected in life.


No matter how bad a situation is in your life, you have to stick to your honesty and you will get very good results.



At the end of the honest woodcutter story


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