There was once an old man had four sons.the boys were always quarrelling and fighting.This made the man terribly sad.
One day,the man fell very ill.He told his sons to look after the farm since he could not do that anymore.The boys listened to their father and worked really hard on the farm.'My sons have done everything i want them to do without complaining.However,how I wish that they can get along,'the old man said.
The next day,he called his sons to his bedside.'Go outside and gather some sticks.Then,bring them to me,' he ordered.Although the boys were puzzled,they did as they were told.
The man told them to tie the sticks into a bundle and they did that.Then,he turned to his eldest son and said,'Now,break the sticks.'The boy used all his strength but he could not do it.The man ordered his other sons to break the bundle of sticks.Each one tried in turn but none had any success.
Finally,the man told them to untie the bundle of sticks.He gave each son a stick and told him to break it.The boys broke the sticks easily.The old man looked at his sons and said,'You must be like the bundle of sticks.Do you know why?'
The boys nodded as they hugged one another.They said,'Yes,Father,we do.'