Once upon a time, in a small village, a lazy boy called Jack lived with his mother. He was so lazy that he found it very difficult to move even his fingers. His mother worked as a servant maid in townhomes and earned for herself and her son. People started to call him Lazy Jack and Jack’s mother was totally irritated and worried about her son.
One day, she fell sick and was feeling fever severely. She was bedridden for two days and could not go to work. She asked her son to earn something for them; otherwise, there won’t be anything to eat.
Lazy Jack finally understood her mother’s health and their poverty. He promised her mother to bring something and went on to search for a job.
A farmer offered him work in his land and paid two pennies for Jack’s work.
Jack thanked him and rushed to home with the pennies in hand. As he was running to home, he did not notice the pennies rolled down from his hand. He could not find the coins high and low and reach home with an unhappy face.
He told the incident to his mom. Jack’s mom told him, “dear Jack, next time, you put them in your pocket so that they won’t fall!”
The next day, a milkman offered Jack a job. Jack was offered a jar of milk as wages for his work. As told by his mother, he poured the milk into his pocket and ran rapidly towards his mom.
His mom recognized what would have happened after seeing Jack’s dress. She told him, "Jack, you should have carried the milk jar on your head. Don’t worry. But be careful next time!"
Next day, Jack also worked for the milkman and he went to the milkman’s farm early in the morning. The work got completed before noon and Jack was paid a bar of cheese for his work. Jack was happy and as told by his mother, he carried the cheese bar on his head. Since it was a hot sunny day in the noon, all the cheese melted right away.
Jack told his mom that all the cheese melted. His mother told, he should have carried the cheese in his hands and asked him to do correctly next time.
The next day, he went to work on a cattle farm. The owner of the farm offered him a little kitten for him towards wages as Jack liked the kitten very much. He carried the kitten on his hands. The little kitten suddenly jumped from his hands and ran away. Jack was sad and told his mother he lost the kitten too.
His mom told him, he should have tied a rope and dragged the kitten on the road.
For the next two days, he went to work on a farm again and returned home with a huge bag of eggs. He tied the huge bag with a rope and dragged it on the road. Those eggs were broken and his mom shouted at him as he could not do anything properly.
Later some time, she consoled him and told him that he should have carried the bag of eggs on his shoulders.
Jack went to a nearby town for work and returned home after a week. For his hard work, he was rewarded with a donkey and as told by his mother, he carried the donkey on his shoulders.
A young girl around 8-years-old saw Jack carrying the donkey on shoulders started to laugh and she laughed continuously for a long time. Her dad, who was the richest person in town, was so happy and was in tears. He thanked Jack as her daughter haven’t laugh for 5 years. Jack realized his mistakes and foolishness he done then and before. But at the same time, his foolishness made that rich man’s daughter laugh. He invited the rich man and his daughter to his home.
The rich man offered them work and shelter in his hillside bungalow. From that time, he tried to do everything properly without any mistakes and they lived happily ever after!