Once there was an old farmer. He had five sons. They were very selfish. They always quarreled with one another. He was worried about them. When he was on his death bed, he wanted to teach them a lesson. He advised them to live in unity. But they did not care.

He asked his servant to bring a bundle of sticks. Then he called his sons one by one and asked them to break the bundle. But no one could do that. Then he ordered the servant to untie the bundle. Now each one of them could break the sticks easily. He advised his sons to live like a bundle of sticks. If they quarreled, the people would harm them. The sons promised to live united.

Moral: Union is strength.