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Story - 19 : POWER OF UNITY

There was a man named Ashok. He had five sons and they used to quarrel every time. Ashok was fed up with his sons' quarrels. One day, he made a bunch of five dry branches and told his sons, "Who ever will break this bunch of branches will get ten rupees from me". So all of them tried to break the bunch, but could not succeed. Ashok then, opened the bunch and gave one branch to everyone. Now everyone could break the branch.

Ashok told his sons, "When the branches were together none of you could break it but, when they were separated, you could break them easily. Similarly if you will live in unity, no body will dare to harass you". Ashok's sons stopped quarrelling among themselves from that day onwards and lived in unity.