Narrator: Many, many years ago in a faraway land, a sweet bull was born. A very rich man called Ivan, named him Beauty.
Ivan: I have to feed Beauty and take good care of him.
Narrator: When Beauty grew up into a strong bull, he thought.
Beauty: My master gave me everything. One day I would like to thank him.
Narrator: So one day Beauty said to his master.
Beauty: Master, go and look for a merchant proud of his animals, and tell him that I can pull a hundred wagons.
Ivan: Are you sure you can do it?
Beauty: Yes, master.
Narrator: So Ivan went to visit a merchant called Oman.
Oman: I have the strongest bull in town.
Ivan: Ha, ha, ha… You must be joking! I have the strongest bull in town… he can pull a hundred fully loaded wagons.
Oman: I have to see that with my own eyes… I bet you a thousand gold coins.
Ivan: We will do the exhibition tomorrow.
Narrator: The merchant tied a hundred sand loaded wagons to make them heavier. When the exhibition started, Ivan got up into the first wagon, he took his whip and hit the bull.
Ivan: Come on lazy animal! Pull the wagons!
Beauty: (thinking) I´ve never done anything bad to my master, why is he insulting me? I will not pull the wagons!
Merchant: Ha, ha, ha, ha give me my gold coins!
Narrator: When they went home, Beauty asked Ivan.
Beauty: Why are you sad?
Ivan: I lost a lot of money…because of you.
Beauty: You hit me with the whip, and you called me lazy. Tell me, did I in my whole life break something?. I have worked hard for you… haven’t I?
Ivan: Well… yes.
Beauty: I feel sorry for you… go and tell the mechant to bet again, but this time bet two thousand gold coins. And, this time use only the words I deserve.
Narrator: The merchant ageed and thought he would win again. Next day everything was ready. When it was the time for Beauty to pull the wagons, Ivan said.
Ivan: (touching Beauty´s head with a flower) Beauty, could you please do me the favor of pulling these hundred wagons?
Narrator: Beauty obeyed immediately and pulled the hundred wagons.
Oman: What! I can´t believe he did it. I will have to pay Ivan the two thousand gold coins.
Narrator: And the people who watched the bull pulling the wagons ran to him to feed him and give him presents.
Ivan: (thinking) I appreciate the lesson Beauty taught me. I have to be humble and respect others.
Narrator: And it was a lesson Ivan remembered his whole life.
Author: Bhutan Legend
Adapted by K I D S I N C O
Moral Value: Respect
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