zeb was a famous sculptor. His sculptures looked real ones. One day he saw a dream that after fifteen days, the demon of Death would come to take him.
Zenu prepared nine statues of himself and when on the 15th day he heard the Demon of Death coming, he took his place between the statues. The Demon could not recognise him and was astonished to see ten Zebs instead of one. He rushed back to the God of death and told the matter.
The God of death got annoyed and set out to take zeb himself. zeb was alert and stood motionless. The God of Death initially got perplexed. But he thought for a moment. He said, “zeb, these sculptures would have been perfect but for one mistake.” zeb was unable to suffer the least blemish in his work. He came out and asked, “Where is the fault?” God of Death caught him and said, “HERE”.
The statues were faultless but zeb was caught because of his pride.
MORAL LESSON: We ought not to be so proud of what we have or what we can offer. It’s sometimes better to pretend as if you know little about the scope of what you know very much.