The Sun and the Wind
A Children's Story Classic
The Sun and the Wind once had a quarrel as to
which was the stronger. Each believed himself to
be the more powerful. While they were arguing
they saw a traveler walking along the country
highway, wearing a great cloak.
"Here is a chance to test our strength," said the
Wind; "let us see which of us is strong enough to
make that traveler take off his cloak; the one who
can do that shall be acknowledged the more
"Agreed," said the Sun.
Instantly the Wind began to blow; he puffed and
tugged at the man's cloak, and raised a storm of
hail and rain, to beat at it. But the colder it grew
and the more it stormed, the tighter the traveler
held his cloak around him. The Wind could not
get it off.
Now it was the Sun's turn. He shone with all his
beams on the man's shoulders. As it grew hotter
and hotter, the man unfastened his cloak; then he
threw it back; at last he took it off! The Sun had
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