Two crows decided to have a competition to see who could carry a bag to a greater height in the sky. Each crow was free to choose what to fill in his bag.
Two bags of same size were arranged. The first crow filled it with cotton as he thought it would be the lightest thing to carry. He made fun of the second crow who filled his bag with salt, which was quite heavy. Soon, many birds and animals arrived to watch the competition.
The competition was about to begin when it started to rain. The second crow had expected this. Soon the rain dissolved the salt in his bag and he easily carried it to a greater height. However, the cotton in the first crow’s bag absorbed water and it became so heavy that he couldn’t even get off the ground and had to admit defeat.