The Eternal Bond of Brother and Sister

I was born in a secluded village on a mountain. Day after day, my parents plowed the yellow dry soil with their backs towards the sky. One day, I wanted to buy a handkerchief, which all girls around me seemed to have. So, one day I stole 50 cents from my fathers drawer. Father discovered about the stolen money right away.

Who stole the money? he asked my brother and me. I was stunned, too afraid to talk. Neither of us admitted to the fault, so he said, Fine, if nobody wants to admit, you both should be punished! Suddenly, my younger brother gripped Fathers hand and said, Dad, I was the one who did it! He took the blame, and punishment, for me.

In the middle of the night, all of sudden, I cried out loudly. My brother covered my mouth with his little hand and said, Sis, now dont cry anymore. Everything has happened. I will never forget my brothers expression when he protected me. That year, my brother was 8 years old and I was 11 years old. I still hate myself for not having enough courage to admit what I did. Years went by, but the incident still seemed like it just happened yesterday.

When my brother was in his last year of secondary school, he was accepted in an upper secondary school in the central part of town. At the same time, I was accepted into a university in the province. That night, Father squatted in the yard, smoking packet by packet. I could hear him ask my mother, Both of our children, they have good results? Very good results? Mother wiped off her tears and sighed, What is the use? How can we possibly finance both of them?

At that time, my brother walked out, he stood in front of Father and said, Dad, I dont want to continue my study anymore, I have read enough books. Father became angry. Why do you have a spirit so weak? Even if it means I have to beg for money on the streets, I will send you two to school until you have both finished your studies! And then, he started to knock on every house in the village to borrow money.

I stuck out my hand as gently as I could to my brothers face, and told him, A boy has to continue his study. If not, he will not be able to overcome this poverty we are experiencing. I, on the other hand, had decided not to further my study at the university.

Nobody knew that on the next day, before dawn, my brother left the house with a few pieces of worn-out clothes and a few dry beans. He sneaked to my side of the bed and left a note on my pillow, Sis, getting into a university is not easy. I will go find a job and I will send money to you. I held the note while sitting on my bed, and cried until I lost my voice.

With the money father borrowed from the whole village, and the money my brother earned from carrying cement on his back at a construction site, finally, I managed to get to the third year of my study in the university. That year, my brother was 17 years old and I was 20 years old.

One day, while I was studying in my room, my roommate came in and told me, Theres a villager waiting for you outside! Why would there be a villager looking for me? I walked out, and I saw my brother from afar. His whole body was covered with dirt, dust, cement and sand. I asked him, Why did you not tell my roommate that you are my brother?

He replied with a smile, Look at my appearance. What will they think if they would know that I am your brother? Wont they laugh at you? I felt so touched, and tears filled my eyes. I swept away dirt and dust from my brothers body. And told him with a lump in my throat, I dont care what people would say! You are my brother no matter what your appearance.

From his pocket, he took out a butterfly hair clip. He put it on my hair and said, I saw all the girls in town are wearing it. I think you should also have one. I could not hold back myself anymore. I pulled my brother into my arms and cried. That year, my brother was 20 years old and I was 23 years old. 


After I got married, I lived in the city. Many times my husband invited my parents to come and live with us, but they didnt want. They said once they left the village, they wouldnt know what to do. My brother agreed with them. He said, Sis, you just take care of your parents-in-law. I will take care of Mom and Dad here.

My husband became the directors of his factory. We asked my brother to accept the offer of being the manager in the maintenance department. But my brother rejected the offer. He insisted on working as a repairman instead for a start.

One day, my brother was on the top of a ladder repairing a cable, when he got electrocuted, and was sent to the hospital. My husband and I visited him at the hospital. Looking at the plaster cast on his leg, I grumbled, Why did you reject the offer of being a manager? Managers wont do something dangerous like that. Now look at you you are suffering a serious injury. Why didnt you just listen to us?

With a serious expression on his face, he defended his decision, Think of your brother-in-law, he just became the director. If I, being uneducated, would become a manager, what kind of rumors would fly around? My husbands eyes filled up with tears, and then I said, But you lack in education only because of me!

Why do you talk about the past? he said and then he held my hand. That year, he was 26 years old and I was 29 years old. My brother was 30 years old when he married a farmer girl from the village. During the wedding reception, the master of ceremonies asked him, Who is the one person you respect and love the most?

Without even taking a time to think, he answered, My sister. He continued by telling a story I could not even remember. When I was in primary school, the school was in a different village. Everyday, my sister and I would walk for 2 hours to school and back home. One day, I lost one of my gloves. My sister gave me one of hers. She wore only one glove and she had to walk far. When we got home, her hands were trembling because of the cold weather. She could not even hold her chopsticks. From that day on, I swore that as long as I lived, I would take care of my sister and would always be good to her.

Applause filled up the room. All guests turned their attention to me. I found it hard to speak, In my whole life, the one I would like to thank most is my brother, And in this happy occasion, in front of the crowd, tears were rolling down my face again.

Moral: Love and care for the one you love every single day of your life. You may think what you did is just a small deed, but to that someone, it may mean a lot. Some relations are made to be last longer but they still need to be nurtured with love and care.



Previously Shared Stories, 

Enjoy Reading;


| Bond of Love and the Truth

| The Circle of Good Deed

| The Seven Wonders

| The Frog in Hot Water

| Your Chance of a Greater Good

| The Bridge

| Your Chance of a Greater Good

| Act of Kindness and Goodwill

| Happiness and Sorrow

| Developing a Relationship

| Dont let anyone steal your dreams.

| The Needs and Desires

| The Ant and The Dove

| The Lion and a Clever Fox

| Sometimes Just let it be

| Choose Your Words Wisely

| Hundred Gold Coins & Birbal

| Farmers Well & Witty Birbal

| Tenali Rama and the Brinjal Curry

| How long can you keep hatred in your heart?

| Appreciation of Hard Work

| Little Boys Meeting with God

| 100 Percent Love

| An Old Man Lived in the Village

| A Kings Painting

| This was bound to happen

| Wealth without a Value

| Learn to Appreciate

| Fox and The Goat

| The Golden Egg

| Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow

| The Three Questions

| The Old Man and the Three Young Men

| The Bear and The Two Friends

| Think Before You Judge

| Georgie Porgie

| A Wise Old Owl

| Baa Baa Black Sheep

| Beg Your Pardon Mrs Hardin

| A limit of your Kindness

| The Man and The Little Cat

| The False Human Belief

| Making Relations Special

| The Monkey and The Crocodile

| The Wicked Barbers Plight

| The Wooden Bowl

| Smartest Man in the World

| The Little Mouse

| Helping Others

| Fear vs Respect

| Little Boys Love for his Family

| Unity is Strength

| The Pig and The Sheep

| Father Son Conversation

| Whats for Dinner

| The Poor Mans Wealth
| Grandpas Table

| The Lazy Farmer

| Who or What do we love more?

| The Three Types of People

| The Cat, the Partridge and the Hare

| Birbals Wisdom

| The Travelers and The Plane Tree

| Boys Job Appraisal

| Birbal caught the Thief

| Five More Minutes

| The Kite without a thread

| Lesson Learned

| The Wet Pants

| Cycle of Evil

| The Farmer and the Snake

| A Man with a Lamp

| The King and Macaw Parrots

| A friend in need is a friend indeed.

| A Town Mouse and A Country Mouse

| Rose for Mother

| The Praying Hands

| One who read the future

| Always let your boss have the first say

| Crows in the Kingdom

| The Dreaming Priest

| Information Please

| Why Should I feel Bad?

| Two Frogs

| Baby Camel and Mother








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| The Eternal Bond of Brother and Sister


The Eternal Bond of Brother and Sister

I was born in a secluded village on a mountain. Day after day, my parents plowed the yellow dry soil with their backs towards the sky. One day, I wanted to buy a handkerchief, which all girls around me seemed to have. So, one day I stole 50 cents from my fathers drawer. Father discovered about the stolen money right away.

Who stole the money? he asked my brother and me. I was stunned, too afraid to talk. Neither of us admitted to the fault, so he said, Fine, if nobody wants to admit, you both should be punished! Suddenly, my younger brother gripped Fathers hand and said, Dad, I was the one who did it! He took the blame, and punishment, for me.

In the middle of the night, all of sudden, I cried out loudly. My brother covered my mouth with his little hand and said, Sis, now dont cry anymore. Everything has happened. I will never forget my brothers expression when he protected me. That year, my brother was 8 years old and I was 11 years old. I still hate myself for not having enough courage to admit what I did. Years went by, but the incident still seemed like it just happened yesterday.

When my brother was in his last year of secondary school, he was accepted in an upper secondary school in the central part of town. At the same time, I was accepted into a university in the province. That night, Father squatted in the yard, smoking packet by packet. I could hear him ask my mother, Both of our children, they have good results? Very good results? Mother wiped off her tears and sighed, What is the use? How can we possibly finance both of them?

At that time, my brother walked out, he stood in front of Father and said, Dad, I dont want to continue my study anymore, I have read enough books. Father became angry. Why do you have a spirit so weak? Even if it means I have to beg for money on the streets, I will send you two to school until you have both finished your studies! And then, he started to knock on every house in the village to borrow money.

I stuck out my hand as gently as I could to my brothers face, and told him, A boy has to continue his study. If not, he will not be able to overcome this poverty we are experiencing. I, on the other hand, had decided not to further my study at the university.

Nobody knew that on the next day, before dawn, my brother left the house with a few pieces of worn-out clothes and a few dry beans. He sneaked to my side of the bed and left a note on my pillow, Sis, getting into a university is not easy. I will go find a job and I will send money to you. I held the note while sitting on my bed, and cried until I lost my voice.

With the money father borrowed from the whole village, and the money my brother earned from carrying cement on his back at a construction site, finally, I managed to get to the third year of my study in the university. That year, my brother was 17 years old and I was 20 years old.

One day, while I was studying in my room, my roommate came in and told me, Theres a villager waiting for you outside! Why would there be a villager looking for me? I walked out, and I saw my brother from afar. His whole body was covered with dirt, dust, cement and sand. I asked him, Why did you not tell my roommate that you are my brother?

He replied with a smile, Look at my appearance. What will they think if they would know that I am your brother? Wont they laugh at you? I felt so touched, and tears filled my eyes. I swept away dirt and dust from my brothers body. And told him with a lump in my throat, I dont care what people would say! You are my brother no matter what your appearance.

From his pocket, he took out a butterfly hair clip. He put it on my hair and said, I saw all the girls in town are wearing it. I think you should also have one. I could not hold back myself anymore. I pulled my brother into my arms and cried. That year, my brother was 20 years old and I was 23 years old. 


After I got married, I lived in the city. Many times my husband invited my parents to come and live with us, but they didnt want. They said once they left the village, they wouldnt know what to do. My brother agreed with them. He said, Sis, you just take care of your parents-in-law. I will take care of Mom and Dad here.

My husband became the directors of his factory. We asked my brother to accept the offer of being the manager in the maintenance department. But my brother rejected the offer. He insisted on working as a repairman instead for a start.

One day, my brother was on the top of a ladder repairing a cable, when he got electrocuted, and was sent to the hospital. My husband and I visited him at the hospital. Looking at the plaster cast on his leg, I grumbled, Why did you reject the offer of being a manager? Managers wont do something dangerous like that. Now look at you you are suffering a serious injury. Why didnt you just listen to us?

With a serious expression on his face, he defended his decision, Think of your brother-in-law, he just became the director. If I, being uneducated, would become a manager, what kind of rumors would fly around? My husbands eyes filled up with tears, and then I said, But you lack in education only because of me!

Why do you talk about the past? he said and then he held my hand. That year, he was 26 years old and I was 29 years old. My brother was 30 years old when he married a farmer girl from the village. During the wedding reception, the master of ceremonies asked him, Who is the one person you respect and love the most?

Without even taking a time to think, he answered, My sister. He continued by telling a story I could not even remember. When I was in primary school, the school was in a different village. Everyday, my sister and I would walk for 2 hours to school and back home. One day, I lost one of my gloves. My sister gave me one of hers. She wore only one glove and she had to walk far. When we got home, her hands were trembling because of the cold weather. She could not even hold her chopsticks. From that day on, I swore that as long as I lived, I would take care of my sister and would always be good to her.

Applause filled up the room. All guests turned their attention to me. I found it hard to speak, In my whole life, the one I would like to thank most is my brother, And in this happy occasion, in front of the crowd, tears were rolling down my face again.

Moral: Love and care for the one you love every single day of your life. You may think what you did is just a small deed, but to that someone, it may mean a lot. Some relations are made to be last longer but they still need to be nurtured with love and care.



Previously Shared Stories, 

Enjoy Reading;


| Bond of Love and the Truth

| The Circle of Good Deed

| The Seven Wonders

| The Frog in Hot Water

| Your Chance of a Greater Good

| The Bridge

| Your Chance of a Greater Good

| Act of Kindness and Goodwill

| Happiness and Sorrow

| Developing a Relationship

| Dont let anyone steal your dreams.

| The Needs and Desires

| The Ant and The Dove

| The Lion and a Clever Fox

| Sometimes Just let it be

| Choose Your Words Wisely

| Hundred Gold Coins & Birbal

| Farmers Well & Witty Birbal

| Tenali Rama and the Brinjal Curry

| How long can you keep hatred in your heart?

| Appreciation of Hard Work

| Little Boys Meeting with God

| 100 Percent Love

| An Old Man Lived in the Village

| A Kings Painting

| This was bound to happen

| Wealth without a Value

| Learn to Appreciate

| Fox and The Goat

| The Golden Egg

| Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow

| The Three Questions

| The Old Man and the Three Young Men

| The Bear and The Two Friends

| Think Before You Judge

| Georgie Porgie

| A Wise Old Owl

| Baa Baa Black Sheep

| Beg Your Pardon Mrs Hardin

| A limit of your Kindness

| The Man and The Little Cat

| The False Human Belief

| Making Relations Special

| The Monkey and The Crocodile

| The Wicked Barbers Plight

| The Wooden Bowl

| Smartest Man in the World

| The Little Mouse

| Helping Others

| Fear vs Respect

| Little Boys Love for his Family

| Unity is Strength

| The Pig and The Sheep

| Father Son Conversation

| Whats for Dinner

| The Poor Mans Wealth
| Grandpas Table

| The Lazy Farmer

| Who or What do we love more?

| The Three Types of People

| The Cat, the Partridge and the Hare

| Birbals Wisdom

| The Travelers and The Plane Tree

| Boys Job Appraisal

| Birbal caught the Thief

| Five More Minutes

| The Kite without a thread

| Lesson Learned

| The Wet Pants

| Cycle of Evil

| The Farmer and the Snake

| A Man with a Lamp

| The King and Macaw Parrots

| A friend in need is a friend indeed.

| A Town Mouse and A Country Mouse

| Rose for Mother

| The Praying Hands

| One who read the future

| Always let your boss have the first say

| Crows in the Kingdom

| The Dreaming Priest

| Information Please

| Why Should I feel Bad?

| Two Frogs

| Baby Camel and Mother








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