The Singing Orange

The singing Orange, Short story for children


long time ago, there was a man in the land of Umueze whose name was Udenta.   Udenta had two sons, the elder was Called Chima and the younger was called Ejike.

Ejike and Chima loved fruits so much that they would go far into the bush to get them.

One day, the two brothers went into the bush to pick Orange fruits.  Ejike the younger was more hardworking than his elder brother Chima, so he gathered more fruits while Chima gathered only little.

When Chima saw that his younger brother’s fruit basket was bigger than his own, he became reedy and felt so bitter. So, he said to Ejike his younger brother: ‘‘Give me some of your fruits so that I can also have as much as you have.’’  But Ejike refused.

Chima, inflamed with envy, when he saw that his brother could not grant his request, he became more bitter and sought a way to eliminate his brother in order to possess his orange fruits.

Chima kills his brother Ejike, short story for children

Shortly, as Ejike stooped to carry his basket, Chima the wicked brother stabbed him with a knife, took away his oranges and buried him beside the orange tree.

That was how Chima killed his brother because of greed but that was not the end.

On the same day, in the evening tide, when Chima returned home, Udenta asked him about Ejike his younger brother but he lied that a wild animal had killed him in the bush.

All was forgotten, all stories of Ejike was not told because only Chima knew what really happened to his brother, yet all was wrong until many years later, a farmer’s wife went to the bush to gather some firewood; and She was very very hungry that she went to the orange tree to get some oranges. As She was about to eat them, the Orange began to sing:

Chima! Chima! say
what you did.
Chima! Chima! say
what you did
you killed me in the
bush and took away
my orange.
Chima! Chima! say
what you did.

’‘This is strange,’’ she thought, ‘‘a singing orange?’’ The farmer’s wife was very scared.  She quickly ran to tell the king about what she had seen. So, the king summoned Chima to the palace and asked him if he was the one that killed his brother. But Chima denied again that he was not the one. Soon, One of the Oranges in the bag began to sing:
Chima! chima! say
what you did.
Chima! Chima! say
what you did.
you killed me in the
bush and took away
my orange.
Chima! Chima! say
what you did.

Chima Suffers The Consequences Of His Action, Short story for children online

‘‘You wicked and greedy boy!’’ the king raged.  ‘‘So, you killed your brother in the bush and took away his orange. You shall pay for your wickedness. Immediately the king commanded that Chima should be dragged to the village square and stoned to death.’’

On eke market day, all the villagers gathered and Chima was dragged to the village square where all the villagers stoned him to death. That was the end of the wicked and greedy Chima.


MORAL OF THE STORY
•Be satisfied with what you have no matter how little, it is better than none at all.

•Love your brother/siblings

•Love your family

•Your family is the the first love you should have because family remains your root of existence

•Don’t tell lies to cover evil, evil will always remain uncovered, however you may try to

“Greed is a bottomless pit which exhaust the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction. – Eric Fromm.

“Three great forces rule the world, stupidity, fear and greed. – Albert Einstein

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