An Aesop’s Fable: The North Wind and the Sun

Posted: January 26, 2012 in Short Stories

There is a fable of the sun and the wind.  They quarreled about which was the stronger, and the wind said, “I’ll prove I am.  See the old man down there with a coat?  I bet I can get his coat off of him quicker than you can.”

So the sun went behind a cloud, and the wind blew and blew until it was almost a tornado, but the harder it blew, the tighter the old man clutched his coat to him.

Finally, the wind calmed down and gave up, and the sun came out from behind the clouds and smiled kindly on the old man.  Presently, he mopped his brow and pulled off his coat.  The sun then told the wind that gentleness and friendliness were always stronger than fury and force.

[Wikipedia]

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