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Top 20 Moral Stories for Students of Class 8 in English


Moral Stories in English for Students of Class 8

In this post, I am sharing 20 Long and Short Moral Stories for Students of Class 8 in English. I am sure these short stories will fulfil the needs of 8th Class students. I have taken these short moral stories from Hamdar Imtehani English Book. Previously I have shared Small Stories for Kids but they were less in quantity. On ilmihub, I am trying to share quality material for the students of all classes. Previously I have shared Moral Stories for 1st Year Students.

However, I feel those stories are a bit long for Junior Students. That’s why I am sharing this post containing Moral Stories for Students of Class 8. However, if you need very short moral stories, you can visit Moral Stories for Class 5.

Kindness of the Holy Prophet (صلی الله علیه وسلم)

The Holy Prophet (صلی الله علیه وسلم) is the ‘Benefactor of all the world’. He was kind and affectionate to human beings, animals and the universe. Once He (صلی الله علیه وسلم) was going on a journey. There were some of his companions with him. They were passing by bushes. One of his companions saw a next in a bush. It was the nest of sparrows. There were two sparrow chicks in it. He picked up the young sparrows. All the sparrows came crying. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) asked his companion the reason of their crying. He told that he had taken out their chicks. The Holy Prophet (صلی الله علیه وسلم) advised his companion to put back the baby sparrows in the next at once. His companion obeyed his order. The sparrows felt happy and stopped crying.

Moral Lesson:

  1. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) is the benefactor of all the worlds.
  2. God is kind to him who is kind to others.
  3. Always be kind to others.

Union is Strength Moral Story for Class 8

There was an old farmer. He had three sons. They were always quarrelling with one another. This made the father very sad. He was about to die. He wanted to see them united. He thought of a plan. he sent for a number of sticks and tied them in a bundle. He then asked each of his sons to try to break the bundle. The youngest friend first, but he failed to break the bundle. The other in turn tried best, but all in vain. Even the eldest and strongest could not succeed. The father smiled to see their vain efforts. “Now my sons,” said the old father to the youngest, “Untie the string, and try to break each stick one by one.” The youngest son did so and broke many sticks very easily. The father said, “My sons, learn a lesson from this. United you will stand, divided you will fall. Union is Strength.”

Moral Lesson:

  1. Union is Strength
  2. Be United.
  3. United you stand, divided you fall.

You can visit Unity is Strength Story for another sample.

The Hare and the Tortoise Story with Moral for Class 8

Once a hare and a tortoise were friends. The hare was a good runner. He was proud of it. The tortoise had a slow pace. One day the hare said to the tortoise, “What fun it will be if we run a race!” “Let us try”, replied the tortoise, and they started. The hare god off swiftly. But after running half a mile he said to himself, “Why should I hurry? I shall take a little rest. That lazy fellow is a long way behind.” The hare lay down to rest. He soon fell into a sound sleep. The tortoise went on slowly but steadily, and in time he reached the sleeping hare. He passed on quietly to the goal as fast as he could. Just as the tortoise reached the winning post, the hare awoke. He again began the race. To his shame and surprise found that the tortoise was already at the post. The hare was beaten in the race by the steady going tortoise.

Moral Lesson:

  1. Slow and steady wins the race.
  2. Pride has a fall.

A Long Moral Story Hare and Tortoise is also available.

The Fox and the Jackal Story with Moral in English for Class 8

Once a lion died. He was the king of the forest. The animals got together to choose another king. The fox wanted to make a fool of the jackal. So, he said to the jackal, “Go and put on the skin of the dead lion. The animals will take you for a lion, and choose you the king.” The jackal put on the lion’s skin. The animals took him for a lion and chose him their king. The animals began to bow before the new king. The jackal thought, “What a joke! All are bowing before me who am afraid of everybody. At this idea, he began to laugh. The animals saw that they had been cheated. They became angry. They tore the jackal to pieces.

Moral Lesson:
Never tell a lie.

You may also like Fox and Goat Moral Story.

Try, Try Again Story with Moral Lesson in English for 8th Class

Burce was a brave king of Scotland. His country was conquered by the English. He took refuge in a cave in a thick jungle. He fought against the English eight times, but could not regain his throne. One day he saw a spider falling from its web. It tried eight times to reach its home, but every time it failed. Yet it did not lose heart. It tried the ninth time and met with success. This filled the king with new hope. he gathered his army for the ninth time and fought against the English. he defeated them and regained his lost throne.

Moral Lesson:

  1. Try, try again till you succeed.
  2. Slowly and steady wins the race.

I have already shared another example of King Robert Bruce and Spider Story with Moral.

The Thirst Crow Story with Moral Lesson in English for Class 8

Once a crow was very thirsty. It wanted to drink water. It flew here and there in search of wanted. At last, it saw a pitcher in a garden. It at once flew to the pitcher. It put his beak in the pitcher. There was a little water at the bottom. Its beak could not reach it. It began to think. At last, it saw pebbles on the ground. It dropped many pabbles, one by one, into the pitcher. The water rose up. It drank water and flew away.


  1. Try, try again.
  2. No Pain, No Gain.
  3. Necessity is the mother of invention.

Long Thirsty Crow Story with Quotations is also available.

The Ass and his Load of Salt Moral Story in English for Class 8

A man had an ass. He used to load him with bags of salt and went to the market. One day, by chance the ass fell down in the stream. The salt was dissolved in the water. The as was pleased as he had to carry less weight. The next day the ass again fell down in the stream and made his load lighter. The master had to suffer a loss. He was puzzled. He hit upon a plan. The next day he loaded the animal with cotton. The ass fell down again and cotton dipped into the water. The load became heavier. He could walk with great difficulty. he was punished for the trick he had played.

Moral Lesson:

  1. Cheating is a bad strategy.
  2. Honesty is the best policy.

Here is another example of Donkey and the Load of Salt Story

The Foolish Stage Moral Story for 8th Class in English

Once a stage was drinking water at a stream. He saw his reflection in the clear water of the stream. He felt proud of his beautiful horns. He praised them in his mind. Then he looked at his thin legs. He hated them for their ugliness. Some hounds saw him and began to run towards him. When the stag saw them, he ran to save his life. But his sorns were caught in a bush. He tried hard to free himself but in vain. In the meantime, the hounds came up to him. they caught him and tore him to pieces.

Moral Lesson

  1. Pride has a fall.
  2. All that glitter is not gold.

One more sample of All That Glitter is Not Gold Moral Story is already posted.

Three Greedy Men Story with Moral in English for 8th Class

There lived three young men in a certain village. They were fast friends. They decided to go out on a long journey. One early morning, they set out. During their journey they found a bag lying at the foot of a tree. When they opened it, they found it full of gold. Their joy knew no bounds. They jumped with joy. They decided to divide the gold equally among themselves. Really each wanted to have all the gold. They felt hungry. One of them went to fetch food. He mixed some poison in the food. The other two had, in his absence, decided to kill him. So when he came, he was put to death. When the other two ate the food, they died on the spot.

Moral Lesson:

  1. He who digs a pit for others himself falls into it.
  2. Greed is a curse.

You can visit Three Friends and a Bag of Gold if you need a long moral story.

The Dove and The Bee Story in English with Moral Lesson for Class 8 Students

Once a bee fell into a pond. It was going to be drowned. A dove saw that the bee was dying. She plucked a large leaf. She dropped it into the water near the bee. The bee climbed on the leaf, dried its wing, and flew to its hive safe and sound. It was thankful to the dove for her kindness. It wished to do her a good turn. A few, days later the dove was sitting on the branch of a tree. A hunter was taking aim at her with his gun. The bee arrived in the nick of time. At once it sat upon the hunter’s hand and stung. He moved his hand with pain and missed the aim. The dove flew away in safety thanking the bee.

Moral Lesson:

  1. “Do good, have good”.

Go Here for Dove and Bee Long Moral Story.

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed Moral Story for 8th Class in English

Once two friends were passing through a jungle. They saw a bear coming towards them. They were filled with fear. One of them at once climbed up a tree. The other lay down on the ground. He held his breath and pretended to be dead. The bear sniffed him, took him for a dead body and went away. When the bear had gone and the danger was over, the other fellow came down and asked, “What did the bear say in your ear?” He replied, “the bear advised me not to trust a friend who does not help in danger!”

Moral Lesson:

  1. “A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Here is a Long A friend in need is a friend indeed story.

The Mouse and the Lion Moral Story for Class 8

Once there lived a lion in a jungle. One day he was enjoying sleep under the shade of a tree. A mouse had also its hole nearby. It ran over his body. The lion woke up. He was very angry. He caught hold of the rat and wanted to kill it. The rat begged pardon. The lion took pity on him and spared his life. After some time the lion was caught in a trap. He struggled hard to break the rope but failed. he roared. The rat was him in trouble. He began to gnaw the ropes. In a short time, the lion was free. He thanked the rat.

Moral Lesson:

  1. “Do good, have good.”
  2. One good turn deserves another.”

Another Example of Mouse and Lion Story.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Wolf! Story with Moral Lesson in English for Class 8

A shepherd boy tended his sheep near a village. One day he was lying under the shade of a tree. He thought of a trick. He desired to make fool of villagers. He shouted at the top of his voice, “Wolf, Wolf!!” When the villagers heard his voice, they came at once. They had sticks in their hands. thus he used to amuse himself every now and then. People became very angry. They ceased to take notice of his joke. One day a wolf actually came. The boy was frightened at his sight. He shouted, “Wolf! Wolf!!” None came to his help. People did not believe him. The wolf killed him and his sheep.

Moral Lesson:

  1. “Once a liar always a liar.”

If you want a long moral story on the above topic, visit A Boy Who Cried, Wolf Story.

The Wolf and The Lamb Moral Story for 8th Class

Once a wolf was drinking water at a stream. he saw a lamb also drinking water for down. The wolf decided to eat it up. He went up to him and said angrily, “Why are you making the water muddy?” The poor lamb said trembling, “Sir, it is coming from you to me. How can I make it muddy? At this, the wolf said, “Why did you abuse me last year?”

The lamb said, “Sir, I am only six months old. How could I abuse you last year?” The wolf said, “Then it must be your mother. Saying this he sprang upon the lamb and ate him up.

Moral Lesson:

  1. “Any excuse is good enough for an evildoer.”
  2. “Might is Right.”

Another Wolf and Lamb Moral Story is shared at this link.

Honesty is the Best Policy Moral Story for Class 8

Once a poor woodcutter was cutting a tree on the bank of a river. Suddenly his axe slipped and fell into the water. The poor fellow was very sad. The angel of mercy happened to pass that way. He asked him, “Why are you so sad?” The woodcutter told him about his loss. The angel took pity on him, he dived into the water and brought out a golden axe. The woodcutter told him that was not his axe. The angel dived again and this time brought out a silver axe. The woodcutter refused again saying, “My axe is made of iron.” The angel dived and brought out an iron axe. He cried out with joy, “This is my axe.” The angel was much pleased with his honesty and gave him the other two acres as a reward for his honesty.

Moral Lesson:

  1. “Honesty is the best policy.”

One more Sample of Honesty is the Best Policy Story.

The Hen That Laid Golden Eggs a Strange Hen Moral Story for Class 8

Once a man had a strange hen. It laid a golden egg daily. The man was very happy. He was greedy also. he wanted to become a rich man. But he was too impatient to wait for several months. He decided to kill the hen in order to get all the golden eggs. he killed the hen and was bitterly disappointed to know that there was only one egg. He repented over his folly, but it is useless to cry over spilt milk.

Moral Lesson:

  1. A bried in had is worth two in the bush.
  2. Don’t be greedy
  3. Greed is a curse
  4. It is no use crying over spilt milk.

See the video, Hen That Laid Golden Eggs.

The Fox and The Grapes Moral Story for Class 8

One day a fox was very hungry. he went here and there in search of food but he did not get anything to eat. he did not lose hope. At last, he reached a garden. There he saw some ripe grapes hanging from a vine. His mouth began to water. he decided to eat some grapes. he jumped to get at the grapes but could not reach them. He jumped again and again but his efforts ended in smoke. At last, he gave up the struggle. he went away saying, “The grapes are sour. I do not want to eat them.”

Moral Lesson:

  1. Grapes are Sour

The Greedy Dog Story with Moral in English for Class 8

Once there was a dog. he was very hungry. He went to a butcher’s shop. he stole a piece of meat from it. He took it in his mouth and ran to the forest. On the way, there was a river. There was a bridge over it. When he was crossing over it, he saw his own reflection in its clear water. He took it for another dog with a piece of meat in his mouth. He was very greedy. he wanted to have that piece too. He jumped into the river in order to get it. When he opened his mouth his own piece of meat fell into the water. he tried his best to find it but in vain. He went home with a heavy heart. He felt sorry but it was no use crying over spilt milk.

Moral Lesson:

  1. One in hand is better than two in bushes.
  2. Gree is a curse.

Greedy Dog Long Moral Story for senior students.

The Fox and the Crow Moral Story in English for Class 8

One day a fox was very hungry. he went here and there in search of food but he could not find anything to eat. At last, he reached a garden. There he saw a crow sitting in a tree. It had a bit piece of meat in its beak. His mouth began to water at the sight of the meat. The fox wanted to get the piece of meat at all cost. He was in a fix what to do. At last, he hit upon a plan. He began to praise the crow. He said, “Mr. Crow, What a beautiful bird you are! I have heard that your voice is very sweet. Will you sing me a song please?” The crow was overjoyed to hear these words. It opened its beak to begin to caw. As soon as it opened its beak the piece of meat fell down on the ground. The fox picked it up and went away. he did not wait to hear what he wished for.

Moral Lesson:

  1. “Beware of flatterers.

Bad Company Story with Moral in English for 8th Class

Once there was a rich man. he had only one son. He gave him everything he wanted. All spoke good of him. After some time, he fell into bad company. His father advised him time and again to give up the bad company. But all his advice fell flat on him. He was in a fix what to do. At last, he hit upon a plan. One day he brought a basket of apples. he gave it to his son. he also placed a rotten apple in the basket.

The next day he asked his son to bring the basket. The son found that all the apples had god bad. The father told his son that a single rotten apple had spoiled all the good ones.

Moral Lesson:

  1. Better alone than in a bad company.

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Short Story Bad Company for Kids has also been posted.

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I have tried my level best to share all the relevant English Moral Stories for the Students of Class 8. Hereunder are some frequently asked questions about story writing for class 8.

Which is the Best Story for Class 8?

I have shared almost all relevant Moral Stories for Class 8. I think, all the stories are very important for kids and students. These English Short moral stories contain moral lessons for students. However, I think “Honesty is the best policy” is the most asked and important moral story for the students of class 8.

What are the Most Common Stories?

In this post, you will see 20 moral stories in English for the 8th Class. But the top 10 important moral stories are as under:

  • Honesty is the Best Policy Story
  • Union is Strength Story
  • Hare and tortoise Story
  • Greedy Dog Story
  • Try, Try Again Story
  • Greed is Curse Story
  • Thirsty Crow Story
  • Wolf and Lamb Story
  • Grapes are Sour Story
  • A friend in Nee is a Friend Indeed Story

What is the Moral of the Story in English?

The moral of the story is a lesson that is the outcome of it and teaches us how to survive in the world. It’s something like an experience sharing in the shape of a moral story. The Moral Lesson of any story is supposed to teach the students, how to become better people in society.

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