Two Goats

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One day a goat was crossing a bridge built over a river. The bridge was very narrow and at a time only one person / animal could walk on it.

When the goat was at the half way of the bridge, she saw another goat was coming from the opposite side of the bridge.

The first goat asked the second goat to go back and give place to cross the bridge. The second goat also asked the same to the first goat.

Both the goats were adamant, and were not ready to go back and give place to each other.

They quarrelled for some time, and then they started fighting with their horn. And at last they both fell down from the bridge and drowned into the river.


Later that day, one more goat was crossing the same bridge, when she was at half way of the bridge; she found another goat was coming from opposite side of the bridge.

At first both the goats asked each other to go back and give place to the other to cross the bridge. But none of them agreed.

The first goat thought for a moment and said “let us try some other way, I will lie down on the bridge and you can safely walk over me and can go to the other side”. The second goat agreed to the first goat.

When the first goat lay down on the bridge, the second goat quickly walked over the first goat and went towards the other side of the bridge. Then the first goat got up and went to the opposite end of the bridge. And by this way they both crossed the river safely.

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Activity for kids :

Que1. What is the moral of this story ?

Ans1.Anger is not the solution. Think before you act.

Que2. Please select the correct option .

a. Bridge over the river was ….

1.narrow  2.wide

Ans a. (1) narrow.