The Cock and the Pearl

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Once upon a time, there lived a cock and a hen in a farm. One fine day, the cock was pecking the hays in the farmyard when suddenly it thought it felt a barley corn and says, “Hey! Today is my day. I found something for myself in the straw.”

When the cock finally pecked it out, it turns out to be a white and shiny pearl. The cock became disappointed and says, “You might be very precious and valuable to mankind but not to me. For me, I would rather have a single barley corn rather than a peck of pearls.”

Things become valuable only when you treasure it.

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