10 Lines Short Stories With Moral : 18. Money Talks



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Tom was a hardworking man. He owned a small grocery store in a village. He had been running his business for many years. He had built a reputation for himself in that village. One day, a rich businessman visited the village and offered Tom a large sum of money to sell his store to him. The businessman wanted to build a big shopping mall in the area. At first, Tom was tempted by the offer, but he thought about all the people who depended on his store for their daily needs. He knew that if he sold his store, the villagers would have to travel far to buy groceries. Tom declined the offer, and the businessman became angry. He threatened to build the mall anyway and put Tom out of business. However, the villagers were loyal to Tom. They refused to shop at the new mall. As a result, the businessman's plan failed, and Tom's business continued to thrive. Tom learned that money talks, but loyalty and trust are priceless. He knew that he had made the right decision by putting his customers needs before his own financial gain.

Question 1:

What is the name of the protagonist in the story?

Question 2:

What kind of business did Tom own?

Question 3:

Why did a rich businessman offer Tom a large sum of money?

Question 4:

What did Tom do when he was offered the money for his store?

Question 5:

What did Tom learn from his experience with the rich businessman?

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