The Lazy Donkey

In a small American town, there lived a diligent salt merchant named Joe and his donkey, Eddie. Eddie was unusually lazy yet crafty, always seeking shortcuts in his work.

During their trips to the city, Eddie ‘accidentally’ fell into a river with bags of salt on his back, discovering the salt dissolved, making his load lighter. Delighted, he planned to repeat this trick.

However, Joe, the shrewd merchant, soon caught on. He replaced the salt with cotton. When Eddie plunged into the river, the cotton soaked up water, becoming heavier. Struggling with the heavy load, Eddie realized his error.

He learned that shortcuts might seem easy but aren’t always effective. Embracing his duties, Eddie transformed into the most diligent and adored donkey in town.

Moral of the Story: Taking shortcuts doesn’t always work.

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