A lesson in kindness
Thaodam and Thaothong are 2 boys who like to burn beehives, to kill the bees so they can sell the hives. As they carry a burnt hive through the temple, an old monk gently calls out and talks with them about what they are doing.
Thaothong decides to stop burning hives, but the next morning, Thaodam climbs a tree and burns an even bigger hive. This time, the bees retaliate, then he is burned as well as stung. The monk treats his burns, and Thaodam decides to become a novice.
This is the third of Soumontha's books reflecting Buddhist culture and tradition.
by Soumontha Panyasouk, illustrated by Sengxay Sawan
This book was made possible through the generosity of Lin Palmer of England. Thank you!
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