The Honest Woodcutter Story Writing- 100 & 150 Words

Dear learner, the following story Writing “The Honest Woodcutter” is from Aesop’s fable. The word limit of the story is 100 words. There is a PDF attached after the story. Kindly download it if you need a PDF. Otherwise, read the story and practise it at home for better results. Let’s begin.

The Honest Woodcutter Story Writing

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Question TypeStory Writing
Word Limit100 & 150
TopicThe Honest Woodcutter
Story Info Table

The Honest Woodcutter-{Set 1}

One day a poor woodcutter was cutting down a tree beside a river. By chance, his axe fell into the river. The woodcutter began to weep bitterly. It was his only axe. The river god took pity on him. He showed him a golden axe. But the poor man said, “It is not my axe. I won’t take it.” He also refused to take a silver axe from the god. At last, he was given his own iron axe. He accepted it happily. The river god was very pleased with the honest woodcutter. He gave him all three axes.

{Set 2} The Honest Woodcutter Story Writing

Once there lived a woodcutter in a village. He used to go to the forest and cut wood. He was very poor. One day he was cutting a tree by the side of a river. Suddenly the axe slipped from his hand and fell into the river.

He searched for the axe in the river. But the river was deep. He didn’t find the axe. He began to weep bitterly. It was his only axe. Hearing him weeping, the river god emerged from the river.

He asked, “Why are you weeping?” The woodcutter replied, “I have my only axe fell into the river.” The river god consoled him, “Don’t worry, I will help you in finding the axe.”

The river god had a plan. He wanted to test the honesty of the woodcutter. He went into the water and came back with a gold axe.

“Here it is. Take it and go home.”

Seeing the gold axe, the woodcutter continued weeping. “It is not mine. I want my axe back.” The river god went back to the river and bring back a silver axe. “This isn’t my axe too.”

The river god went to the river again and this time he brought back the original axe. The woodcutter was happy to see his axe and said, “Yes, This is my axe. Please give it to me. The river god was happy too. He said, “I am pleased with your honesty. Take all the three axes and go home.” The woodcutter accepted the axes and returned home.

The Honest Woodcutter Story Moral

Honesty is the best policy.

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1. who is the author of the story the honest woodcutter?

The ancient Greek fabulist Aesop was the author of the story, The Honest Woodcutter.

2. How many axes did the river god present?

The river god presented three axes to the woodcutter.

3. Where did the woodcutter live?

The woodcutter lived in a village.

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