Once there lived a good King in Scotland. His name was Robert Bruce. He loved his country and his subjects very dearly. His subjects had a great love and respect for him. One day his enemies attacked his country and drove him away from his kingdom…
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Failure is the pillar of success
Once there lived a good King in Scotland. His name was Robert Bruce. He loved his country and his subjects very dearly. His subjects had a great love and respect for him. One day his enemies attacked his country and drove hint away from his kingdom. The king of Scotland fought several battles to regain his country’s freedom but all his, attempts were in vain.
Naturally, he was very sad and feeling frustrated. One day sitting In his hiding place, he was brooding over his misfortune. Suddenly he noticed a spider trying to reach the ceiling with the help of its silken thread to complete the cobweb. The spider tried, again and again, to go up but dropped down every time. Six attempts made by the spider failed one after another. But still, it did not give up the struggle and went on trying.
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Bruce observed the spider with keen interest and saw that the seventh attempt of the spider succeeded. The perseverance of the spider encouraged Bruce. He saw a ray of hope. Filled with new hope, he brought together his scattered forces and faced his enemies once more with renewed energy. This time he prevailed over his enemies and succeeded in defeating them. It seemed to him that success would be achieved if one tried hard.
Failure to Success
Robert the Bruch and the Spider
Many, many years ago, there was a king of Scotland whose name Robert the Bruch. He was a brave and wise ruler. The people of Scotland were lucky to have a ruler like him because at that time England was at war with Scotland. The king of England wanted to capture Scotland and make it a part of England.
The independent of Scotland was in danger. Robert the Bruce had a small army of Scottish soldiers. They fought six battles with England but lose each time. They also had more resources with them. When King Bruce and his army lost the sixth battle, they were driven out of their own country. They entire army of Scotland got scattered. The king became a refugee in his own country. He had to hide in the forests and caves, because If the English army caught him, he would be imprisoned.
One day, when he was lying on the rocky bed of a cave, hungry and tired, he noticed a spider getting ready to spin a web. He watched her, fascinated, as she worked slowly and with great care. Holding her thread gently yet firmly, she tried to reach the other end of the cave wall, but she slipped and fell.
This did not stop her. She climbed up the cave wall and started the process all over again. Six times she tried and six times she failed. King Bruce was amazed. This tiny creature kept on trying again and again and again. Robert thought to himself, “There is a lot of similarity between the spider and me.
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I also tried to fight the English army six times and failed… just like the spider.” While these thoughts were going on in his mind, the tiny spider crawled up the wall and began the process all over again.
Robert the Bruce carefully watched the spider try for the seventy times. He forgot about his own troubles. Would the spider succeed this time..? Or would she fail again? Slowly and carefully the spider held the thread and managed to reach the other end of the cave wall.
YES, she did successes I the seventh attempt. King Bruce was filled with new hope and courage. He thought to him, ‘let me try one more time. I just might win, who knows!’
Robert the Bruce gathered his scattered army together. He recounted the story of the spider and gave them new hope and inspiration. Slowly and carefully he built an army of brave Scotsmen. A seventh battle was fought and this time they managed to defeat the English army.
The king of England was forced to go back to his own country. England finally recognized Scotland as an independent country and Robert Bruce as its rightful king. Robert the Bruce became the king of the Scotland, but he never forgot the lesson he learnt from the tiny little spider.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.