นิทานพื้นบ้านจังหวัดสุรินทร์ เรื่อง ดาวลูกไก่
โรงเรียนห้วยจริงวิทยา ตำบลคาละแมะ อำเภอศีขรภูมิ
สำนักงานเขตพื้นที่การศึกษาสุรินทร์ เขต 1
(นิทานพื้นบ้านจังหวัดสุรินทร์ เรื่อง ดาวลูกไก่)
Once upon a time , there was an old couple lived in a small cottage at the edge of their rice field. The old man and the old woman raised a hen and this hen had seven little chicks. The old couple have never thought to kill them.
One day, a monk came to the old couple’s cottage. The old couple thought that he would have no breakfast for the monk on the next day. “What should we cook for his breakfast?” the old man asked. “Why don’t we kill the hen and raise seven little chicks for breeding? The old woman replied.
They didn’t know that the little family heard what they were talking about. The hen and seven little chicks burst into tears. They felt very sad. After that, they
ran away into a forest. The hen felt terribly sad and she said to the little chicks before she died “ If I die, you should be good chicks and repay the kindness of the old couple.”
Next morning, The hen and seven little chicks came back to the cottage. The old couple made a fire ready and when the pot was hot the old woman caught the hen and prepared to put her in a hot pot. When the little chicks saw this, they ran together towards the fire.
By their merit, the seven little chicks were reborn as seven little stars. This was their reward for their gratitude and devotion to their mother. Now If you look up the sky at night, you can see these seven little chicks stars.We call these stars “Dao Lookgai”
Moral : As you make your bed, so you must lie on it. ทำดีได้ดีทำชั่วได้ชั่ว