Oday iyo Wiilashiisa
Aabbe wiilashii uu dhalay oo qoyskiisa ka mid ahaa ayaa si joogta ah dhexdooda u cilaaqtami jirey. Maalin maalmaha ka mid ah ayuu u sheegey in ay u keenaan xirmo ulo ah. Kolkay u keeneen ayuu saf kala wada maray oo hadba mid faraha ka saaray, oo wiilashiisii midba mar ku amray in uu gabal-gabal u kala googooyo. Way iskuddayeen in ay jebiyaan intii karaankood ahayd, hayeeshee way u suurtaggeli wayday. Dabadeed xirmadii ayuu kala furfuray, mid ayuu ulihii uga soo saaray, oo mar kale gacmaha inammadiisii u wada saaray, taas oo keentey in ay si sahlan u jejebiyaan.
Ka gadaale ayuu ku yidhi: “Wiilashaydiiyow, haddii aad isku feker iyo garaad ahaataan, oo midnimo iyo iskaashi idinka wada dhexeeyo, sida xirmadaas ayaad noqon doontaan, giddi hollinta cadowgiinna idin ma loodin karto. Haddiise aad kala qaybsan tihiin, si sahlan ayaa sida ulahaas laydiin jebin doonaa.”
The Father and His Sons
A father had a family of sons who were perpetually quarreling among themselves. One day, he told them to bring him a bundle of sticks. When they had done so, he placed the bundle into the hands of each of them in succession, and ordered his sons to break the bundle in pieces. They tried with all their strength, but were not able to do it. He next opened the bundle, took the sticks separately, one by one, and again put them into his sons’ hands, upon which they broke the sticks easily.
He then said, “My sons, if you are of one mind, and unite to assist each other, you will be as this bundle, uninjured by all the attempts of your enemies. But if you are divided among yourselves, you will be broken as easily as these sticks.”