Sacred Pythons

Sacred Pythons :



One day, a very long time ago, some of Naayire people went hunting.

They walked and walked in the bush but found nothing. When night came, they were very far from home.

"We must sleep in the bush," the chief sad, "we must find a good place to sleep."

The hunters were not afraid to sleep in the bush. But they knew elephants, lions and other animals sometimes killed sleeping hunters. And there were some bad people, too, in the bush.

The hunters came to a place with big trees round it. They decided to rest and sleep on the grass.

They did not make a fire and ate only some nuts which they carried in their bags. That was their supper. Then they went to sleep. All of them were tired.

They slept soundly and did not hear anything. They did not hear that their enemies were coming nearer and nearer to them.

But in one of the trees above the sleeping men something moved and fell down on the head of a young hunter. He jumped up and cried a big python was on his head! :

The Naayire hunters got up quickly and saw the enemies round them. A fight began. Soon the enemies ran away and that was the end of the fight.

The Naayire hunters came up to their chief to talk about the fight.

"What made you jump up?" the chief asked the young hunter.

"It was a python," he said. "It fell on my head, but it did not kill me."

Then the chief said, "From this day on our people will never kill a python. That python saved our lives. Pythons will be sacred animals in our country."

Even today the Naayire people love pythons. If you go into their houses in the rainy season, you will find a python there.

The pythons never harm anyone. They don't eat even the chickens.

Short Stories for
Kids - Moral Stories – English Short Stories for Children - Moral Stories for Kids - Stories for Kids - Funny Story for Kids - Scary Stories for Kids - Really Funny Short Stories - Bedtime Stories

Scholarships for Study in Africa » Scholarships for African Students » Undergraduate Scholarships » African Women Scholarships & Grants » Developing Countries Scholarships » Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Developing Countries » Fellowship Programs » Funding Grants for NGOs » Government Scholarships » LLM Scholarships » MBA Scholarships » PhD and Masters by Research Scholarships » Public Health Scholarships - MPH Scholarships » Refugees Scholarships » Research Grants » Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships in Australia » Scholarships in Austria » Scholarships in Belgium » Scholarships in Canada » Scholarships in Germany » Scholarships in Italy » Scholarships in Japan » Scholarships in Korea » Scholarships in Netherlands » Scholarships in UK » Scholarships in USA

What is an Operating System? » Computer Shortcut Keys and their Functions » Keyboard Function Keys

Short Stories for Kids - Moral Stories – English Short Stories for Children - Moral Stories for Kids - Stories for Kids - Funny Story for Kids - Scary Stories for Kids - Really Funny Short Stories - Bedtime Stories
Proverb Stories
Powerful Motivational Quotes for Students » Success Quotes » English Short Stories for Kids

Cabin Crew Jobs & Career Advice » Secretary Job Description » Receptionist Job Description » Top 100 Interview Questions and Answers » How to Prepare for an Interview » How to Write a CV » How to Choose a Career » Computer Shortcut Keys and their Functions

  • Funding Grants for NGOs

  • Funding Agencies for Grants - Search Funding Agencies for Grants? - NGO Funding Agencies -
    Fill Out a Simple Grant Form? - NGO Grant Funding Agencies


  • Concept Note Samples PDF

  • Current Call for Proposals for Developing Countries

    Apply for South African Airways Vacancies - SAA Jobs » South Africa Scholarships » South Africa Internships

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Short Stories for Kids.

    Scholarship 2019/20

    Undergraduate Scholarships 2019/2020
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.