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The Greedy Merchant

There was once a merchant who lived only for money. Nothing else interested him. One day he and his son were crossing a forest when suddenly a tiger leaped out from a bush and seized the man. His son was a brave boy. Holding aloft an axe he had with him, he charged at the tiger and would have dealt it a massive blow had not his father stopped him.
“Don’t hit it with an axe!” screamed the man. “It’ll damage its skin and then we won’t get a good price for it! Hit it with a blunt instrument!”
The boy began to hunt around frantically for a heavy piece of wood or a stone. In the meantime...


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arlette
The boy did not listen to his father and killed the tiger with the axe, and saved his life. From that moment, he stopped being greedy, as he had learnt his lesson.
Rohan98
The merchant then told his son to trap the tiger with a net. But his son knew what would happen to his father if he goes searching for the net. So he took the axe and hit the tiger and the tiger died.The merchant thanked his son for saving his life and he left his greedy ways.
M.Adithie
In the meantime the silly merchant was being scratched by the ferocious tiger. The man did not realise that the tiger could even kill him. The boy meanwhile found a fallen branch of a tree and took it and started stabbing the tiger.The angry tiger went for the boy instead. The old man hurt his leg as the tiger had bitten him. The tiger ripped the boy into pieces. Finaly the old man took the axe and killed the tiger. Due to his foolishness he could not get the tiger skin which he wanted and also lost a precious son. So friends we must never be selfish and foolish like the old man or even we will come to a sticky end.
Sylvia
The tiger caught hold of the merchant & ate him.
Rekha chander
Meanwhile the tiger ate the man.So because of the merchant's foolishness, he died.
Chainulu
In the meantime the tiger ate the father. The boy who was searching for the blunt instrument returned with a stone and hit the tiger.But he saw that his father was dead.
Rohan vaidya
The tiger killed the merchant. The moral of the story is that we must not be money minded everytime.
M.Adithie
In the meantime a brave hunter was walking in the woods. He had set a trap to catch the tiger, under the tree under which the merchant's son was searching for a stone.The boy did not notice the trap and was trapped in it! He began screaming at his father for help. But even the father needed help because the tiger was scratching him. The tiger bit of the mechant's hand. The merchant screamed in pain and agony. At that moment the hunter entered the scene and saw what was happening. He immediately removed his gun and shot the tiger who was on top of the man.He had to be very carefull not to shoot the man.He saved the man's life.He then heard the boy sreaming and set down the trap.The merchant lost his hand and was in a state of shock but because of the hunter he was still alive. The hunter took them to the nearest hospital. The merchant's hand had to be cut of. He could not complain because he had brought it all to himself. If he had not stopped his son from killing the tiger with the axe, he would still had his hand.The merchant learnt a lesson not to be too greedy.
Punitha
In the meantime, the tiger killed the man.
muskaan ahuja
The tiger killed the old man ... and went away.
O.Benjamin eliezer
While the son was looking for a blunt wood or a stone, the tiger had already devoured his father alive. What a tragedy!
vandana
The tiger started to hurt the man which pained him a lot. A passer by saved him from the tiger by fighting it. The man then told him that he had done a great mistake by asking his son not to spoil its skin. If he had killed it he would have been safe. Now he wished that he would never be greedy, will be a good man and live a happy life.
Abolee Vaidya
In the meantime his father was dead.His son felt ashamed that his father was so greedy that when a tiger was going to kill him still he wanted wealth. The moral of this story is health is wealth.
pranita
In the meantime the tiger ate the father and when the son came the tiger ate the son too.
RAJIV ANAND
When the son returned, he was stunned to see the tiger eating his father and ran away crying from there.
MAHATHI
The tiger killed the man and his greed came to an end.
Megha Bhatia
In the meantime the Tiger hurt the merchant with his his harmful teeth and give him some solid punches. The merchant fainted. In the meanwhile the merchant's son came with a log of wood. The tiger roared and said, "If you will dare to hit me I will make you lie just like your poor father. The boy cleverly asked for his safety and promised that he will never ever try to harm him(the tiger). The tiger let him go with his wounded father but before letting him go,the tiger said,"If your father had not been so greedy for money and would not have thought of killing me, he would also had been safely leaving this place like you." Saying this the tiger left and the son realised and told his father one thing that one's life is more precious than money.
VANI
Both,the tiger and the boy died.
mahitha
In the meantime, the tiger would have pounced on the greedy merchant if his son had not tied it up before hunting for a blunt tool. The tiger knew the man's foolishness and so it said - "hey man! if you untie me, i will help you in searching for the blunt tool. The greedy man at once agreed and was in the tiger's stomach in a minute!
Mini
The merchant tried his best to keep the tiger from sinking its teeth into the merchant's face. However the tiger bit hard into the merchant's wrist which started bleeding profusely. Though the merchant pressed the tigers's neck very hard with the other hand the tiger did not let go off the merchant's wrist. In the meantime, the merchant's son came running with a heavy log and hit the tiger hard on its head. The impact of the hit made the tiger lose balance and it quickly ran away. However the merchant's wrist was so badly damaged that doctors had to amputate it . The merchant's greed for the tiger's skin had cost him heavily and he realized that had if he had not stopped his son from axing the tiger at that crictical moment, he wouldn't have had to part with his hand which was one of the most important part of a person's body.
nirupama
Suddenly the tiger let the merchant go but the force of the tiger dropping him killed him. The tiger also killed the merchant's son when he was looking for a blunt object.
A saheti
In the meantime the tiger who saw the man, pounced on him and ate him up. When his son returned with a sharp edge stone, he found that his father was no more. Moral: Never be greedy.
pradeep
The boy started fighting with the tiger and lost his life. The father cried and realised his mistake. Moral: Dont be greedy.
keong²³
Due to his foolishness, the merchant died.
Chase Tavarez
The boy didn't listen to his father and hit the tiger with the axe and killed it. "I TOLD YOU NOT TO USE THAT AXE SO WE COULD GET A GOOD PRICE FOR IT!!!!!!!" Yelled the father. "But fath- I DON'T WANT TO HEAR YOUR LIES, STAY THERE AND DONT FOLLOW ME EVER AGAIN!!!" Yelling furiously at the boy. " Father!! You would have died if I hadn't saved you!" "SON YOU - I AM TALKING NOW LISTEN TO MEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Screamed the boy to his father at the top of his lungs. " FATHER THINK OF YOUR LIFE AND NOT THE MONEY! I DO LIKE MONEY BUT I WILL NOT RISK MY LIFE FOR MONEY!!!!!! You should think that father and stop acting like the village idiot." The merchant stood there for a minute. "Village idiot, life or money, my relationship with my son or lose it over money?" The merchant thought. "SON! I am sorry I yelled at you and didn't listen to you. will you forgive me?" " Yes I will." They hugged and walked back to the village. (if it was a village).
Debaditya
The boy hit the tiger with the axe and it died. He loved his father more than money. He wasn't greedy
Vandana
The father was killed by the Tiger. Hence, never be money minded.
Pwincess-rani
The boy had listened to what his father said and stopped to go and search for a piece of wood as he left the tiger hanging on the tree on top of the bridge. When the merchant had come back with his son he saw the tiger had escaped. Suddenly from behind the tiger jumped up on top of the merchants son, and had ripped the poor foolish boy to death. So from that day onwards the merchant could not forgive himself for what he had done. Days passed and money no longer was on the merchant's mind only what was left was love and hate for greed had disappeared.
Priyanjali Bhattacharyya
The tiger was amused. He said, "I was a wealthy greedy merchant like you. When God saw me he changed me to a tiger for my greed. Then I begged for mercy. God then told me that if I found a greedy man like myself, I could turn back into human and that man a tiger. And now I've found you!" The tiger then changed the merchant to a tiger and the tiger changed back to a man. God said from above, "Same for you tiger!!"
ann
The tiger killed the man.
Priyanjali Bhattacharyya
Then the tiger tried to kill the merchant. But the merchant shouted ,"Wait till I remove my gold chain and the rings!! Or my spirit will not profit by it!" The tiger was amused that anyone could be so greedy that he would not value his life. Then the tiger took him to a giant cave filled with treasures. The merchant took all of them and never had to bother about wealth again - for the treasures in the cave were never - ending! All his life, the merchant was contented.
ha ha
The boy tried to find something blunt but he did not get anything. He also lost his axe somewhere. Tiger roared very loudly and said," I will kill your father now." Boy said,"No please don't kill him, I will give you anything you want." Tiger said,"Ok I will leave your father, if you give me one plate dal rice." Boy said,"Ok I will bring and went to the hotel." After sometime he came back with one plate of dal rice and gave it to tiger. Boy said,"Now leave my father." Tiger said,"No. I also want mango pickle." Boy again went to hotel and brought pickle and gave it to the tiger. Tiger ate the dal rice along with pickle and left the old man and went away. Father and the Son went to their home. Moral : Greedy father had to pay money for dal rice plate. Dont be greedy always.
Dhruv
The merchant shouted at his son not to throw axe at the tiger. After a moment the tiger ate up the greedy merchant.
gayatri
The boy looked around for something that would shoo away the tiger. He found a stick. He lit it with fire. The scared tiger ran away. The boy told his father that nature is the true wealth of the world. The man was ashamed and looked for ways to stop poaching, hurting and hunting of tigers.
arun
He would have not killed the tiger and lit fire on a stick and thrown it on the tiger.The stick would have hit the man indeed. His son again would have saved his father.So the merchant would have learnt a lesson.
neha
In the meantime the silly merchant was being scratched by the ferocious tiger. The man did not realize that the tiger could even kill him. The boy meanwhile found a fallen branch of a tree and took it and started stabbing the tiger.The angry tiger went for the boy instead. The old man hurt his leg as the tiger had bitten him. while this all was happening a brave hunter was walking in the woods. He had set a trap to catch the tiger, under the tree under which the merchant's son was searching for a stone.The boy did not notice the trap and was trapped in it! He began screaming at his father for help. But even the father needed help because the tiger was scratching him. The tiger bit of the mechant's hand. The merchant screamed in pain and agony. At that moment the hunter entered the scene and saw what was happening. He immediately removed his gun and shot the tiger who was on top of the man.He had to be very careful not to shoot the man.He saved the man's life.He then heard the boy sreaming and set down the trap.The merchant lost his hand and was in a state of shock but because of the hunter he was still alive. The hunter took them to the nearest hospital. The merchant's hand had to be cut of. He could not complain because he had brought it all to himself. If he had not stopped his son from killing the tiger with the axe, he would still had his hand.The merchant learnt a lesson not to be too greedy.
Vivek Mandal
In the meantime, the lion who had heard their footsteps and was cognizant with their intentions came up with an idea. With his magical powers, the Lion turned the father and son into Timon & Pumba.
arisha
The police came by to look for a tiger skin and when he saw the attack, he aimed his gun at the tiger and shooted. but he missed it. But due to the sound of the gun shot the tiger got scared and ran away.
unonomous
The lion pounced on the man and gobbled him up in seconds.
gnanakshi
The tiger killed the merchant and his son.

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