Side Bow & Gathered dress
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The Talkative Turtle
Once upon a time...
a turtle lived in a pond. Two Swans used to visit the same pond everyday. The turtle was very talkative. It used to talk to swans for a very long time. Turtle and Swans become good friends. All of them were happy.
Once there was a drought and it lasted for long time. As a result, the water in the pond got dry. There was no water for them to drink. The swans decided to move out to some other place. The turtle asked swans to take him alone with them.
The swans suggested a plan, according to which turtle would have to hold a piece of stick by its mouth and the swans will hold its two ends of that stick. They told the turtle not to speak otherwise it would fall and die.
While crossing a village, many saw the turtle and got surprised. They shouted at the turtle and made fun of him. Turtle got angry and opened its mouth to speak. But as it opened its mouth, it fell down on the ground. The swans were very shocked to see their friend's end. The turtle died because of its impatience and foolishness.
Moral: Always listen to your well wishers!