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1001 Stories Collection

The Cracked Pot

1001 thecrackedpot
Added on 26th June 2020

Oral tradition Asian folktale

Asia Fables Environment and nature
1001 , Audio

An inspirational story that reminds us to always be ourselves.

Story

A water bearer has two pots. One is perfect, the other has a crack and has lost half its water by the time it gets home. The cracked pot is ashamed and sad but the water bearer shows it the flowers that have grown where the water spilled, which would not have been there had it not had the flaw.

Why we chose it

The Cracked Pot was one of the stories in The Story Museum’s original audio stories collection. These stories are particularly suitable for learning to retell.

Where it came from

Versions of the story are found in India and in China

Added on 26th June 2020

Oral tradition Asian folktale

Asia Fables Environment and nature
1001 , Audio