An old man on the point of death
summoned his sons around him to give
them some parting advice.
He ordered his servants to bring in
a faggot of sticks, and said to his
The son strained and strained, but
with all his efforts was unable to
break the Bundle.
The other sons also tried, but none
of them was successful.
"Untie the faggots," said the
father, "and each of you take a
When they had done so, he called out
"Now, break," and each stick
was easily broken. "You see my
meaning," said their father.
Moral of Aesop's Fable:
"Union gives strength"