THE NORTH WIND AND THE SUN
The north wind and the sun had a dispute. Each claimed that he was stronger than the other. Then they saw a traveller. The decided to try their powers on him. Each said, I will make him take off his cloak sooner than you". The north wind tried first; he gathered up all his power and blew upon the man furiously. He thought he would get the cloak out of the man with with a single blow. But the harder he blew, the more closely the man wrapped the cloak around himself. Then it was the sun's turn. At first, he beamed gently upon the man, who unclasped his cloak and walked on. Then the sun beamed with full strength, and soon the man took off his cloak and went on the journey without the cloak.