Marina was a famous sculptor. Her sculptures looked real ones.
One day she saw a dream that after fifteen days, the demon of Death would come to take her.
Marina prepared nine statues of herself and when on the 15th day she heard the Demon of Death coming, she took her place between the statues.
The Demon could not recognise her and was astonished to see ten Marinas instead of one. He rushed back to the God of death and told the matter.
The God of death got annoyed and set out to take Marina himself. Marina was alert and stood motionless.
The God of Death initially got perplexed. But he thought for a moment. He said, “Marina, these sculptures would have been perfect but for one mistake.”
Marina was unable to suffer the least blemish in her work.
She came out and asked, “Where is the fault?” God of Death caught her and said, “HERE”.
The statues were faultless but Marina was caught because of her pride.
Moral of the story
Pride has a fall, so never pride on your skills that God has given to you.