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Best Bedtime Stories For Adults To Read And Fall Asleep: In our previous post ‘100 Short Bedtime Stories For Kid’s Entertainment‘ we shared some captivating bedtime stories to entertain your kids and toddlers. Kids have a natural tendency to discover and know about the mysteries of the untapped world and bedtime stories provide them with the most potent way to fulfill this desire. But it doesn’t mean that bedtime stories are only liked by kids or they are unlikable for Adults.

Bedtime Stories For Adults

Actually, the truth is that most adults like them too. This is the reason we are sharing some inspiring and short bedtime stories for adults today. After all, only kids don’t have the right over the world of stories. Adults who are looking for bedtime stories suitable for them will find ’10 Bedtime Stories To Read For Adults’, a great way to quench their thirst for learning something worthwhile in their spare time.

We hope these stories will help you to build a strong character as you learn the importance of good virtues in life. If you yearn for experiencing wonder, adventure, and thrill through stories, please go through our Story section and read stories you like.


1. A True Story About The Chief Justice of United States of America

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In Richmond, Virginia, one Saturday morning, an old man went into the market to buy something. He was dressed plainly, his coat was worn, and his hat was dingy. On his arm, he carried a small basket.

“I wish to get a fowl for tomorrow’s dinner,” he said.

The market man showed him a fat turkey, plump and white and ready for roasting.

“Ah! that is just what I want,” said the old man. “My wife will be delighted with it.”

He asked the price and paid for it. The market man wrapped a paper around it and put it in the basket. Just then a young man stepped up.

“I will take one of those turkeys,” he said. He was dressed in fine style and carried a small cane.

“Shall I wrap it up for you?” asked the marketman.

“Yes, here is your money,” answered the young gentleman; “and send it to my house at once.”

“I cannot do that,” said the marketman. “My errand boy is sick today, and there is no one else to send. Besides, it is not our custom to deliver goods.”

“Then how am I to get it home?” asked the young gentleman.

“I suppose you will have to carry it yourself,” said the market man.

“It is not heavy.”

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“Carry it myself! Who do you think I am? Fancy me carrying a turkey along the street!” said the young gentleman; and he began to grow very angry. The old man who had bought the first turkey was standing quite near. He had heard all that was said.

“Excuse me, Sir,” he said; “but may I ask where you live?”

“I live at Number 39, Blank Street,” answered the young gentleman; “and my name is Johnson.”

“Well, that is lucky,” said the old man, smiling. “I happen to be going that way, and I will carry your turkey if you will allow me.”

“Oh, certainly!” said Mr. Johnson. “Here it is. You may follow me.”

When they reached Mr. Johnson’s house, the old man politely handed him the turkey and turned to go.

“Here, my friend, what shall I pay you?” said the young gentleman.

“Oh, nothing, Sir, nothing,” answered the old man. “It was no trouble to me, and you are welcome.”

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The Reason Behind Why He Carried Boy’s Turkey

He bowed and went on. Young Mr. Johnson looked after him and wondered. Then he turned and walked briskly back to the market.

“Who is that polite old gentleman who carried my turkey for me?” he asked of the market man.

“That is John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States. He is one of the greatest men in our country,” was the answer.

The young gentleman was surprised and ashamed. “Why did he offer to carry my turkey?” he asked.

“He wished to teach you a lesson,” answered the market man.

“What sort of lesson?”

“He wished to teach you that no man should feel himself too fine to carry his own packages.”

“Oh, no!” said another man who had seen and heard it all. “Judge Marshall carried the turkey simply because he wished to be kind and obliging. That is his way.

Moral of The Story: Simplicity and the nobility of character are the true touchstones of greatness.

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2. The Young Scout: A Story About President Andrew Jackson

When Andrew Jackson was a little boy he lived with his mother in South Carolina. He was eight years old when he heard about the ride of Paul Revere and the famous fight at Lexington. It was then that the long war, called the Revolutionary War, began. The king’s soldiers were sent into every part of the country. The people called them the British. Some called them “red-coats.”

There was much fighting and several great battles took place between the British and the Americans. At last Charleston, in South Carolina, was taken by the British. Andrew Jackson was then a tall white-haired boy, thirteen years old.

“I am going to help drive those red-coated British out of the country,” he said to his mother. Then, without another word, he mounted his brother’s little farm horse and rode away. He was not old enough to be a soldier, but he could be a scout—and a good scout he was.

An Inspiring Story That Shows How To Maintain Your Dignity

He was very tall—as tall as a man. He was not afraid of anything. He was strong and ready for every duty. One day as he was riding through the woods, some British soldiers saw him. They quickly surrounded him and made him their prisoner.

“Come with us,” they said, “and we will teach you that the king’s soldiers are not to be trifled with.” They took him to the British camp.

“What is your name, young rebel?” said the British captain.

“Andy Jackson.”

“Well, Andy Jackson, get down here and clean the mud from my boots.”

Andrew’s gray eyes blazed as he stood up straight and proud before the haughty captain.

“Sir,” he said, “I am a prisoner of war, and demand to be treated as such.”

“You rebel!” shouted the captain. “Down with you, and clean those boots at once.”

Always Be Fearless As Fortune Favors The Brave

The slim, tall boy seemed to grow taller, as he answered, “I’ll not be the servant of any Englishman that ever lived.” The captain was very angry. He drew his sword to hit the boy with its flat side. Andrew threw out his hand and received an ugly gash across the knuckles.

Some other officers, who had seen the whole affair, cried out to the captain, “Shame! He is a brave boy. He deserves to be treated as a gentleman.”

Andrew was not held long as a prisoner. The British soldiers soon returned to Charleston, and he was allowed to go home. In time, Andrew Jackson became a very great man. He was elected to Congress, he was chosen judge of the supreme court of Tennessee, he was appointed general in the army, and lastly, he was for eight years the president of the United States.

Moral of The Story: Always believe you have every right to maintain your dignity as a human being and you must do everything to uphold it.


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3. Story of A Boy Who Invented The Paddle-Wheel Boat

More than a hundred years ago, two boys were fishing in a small river. They sat in a heavy flat-bottomed boat, each holding a long, crooked rod in his hands and eagerly waiting for “a bite.” When they wanted to move the boat from one place to another they had to pole it; that is, they pushed against a long pole, the lower end of which reached the bottom of the stream.

“This is slow work, Robert,” said the older of the boys as they were poling up the river to a new fishing place. “The old boat creeps over the water no faster than a snail.”

“Yes, Christopher; and it is hard work, too,” answered Robert. “I think there ought to be some better way of moving a boat.”

“Yes, there is a better way, and that is by rowing,” said Christopher.

“But we have no oars.”

“Well, I can make some oars,” said Robert; “but I think there ought to be still another and a better way. I am going to find such a way if I can.”

The next day Robert’s aunt heard a great pounding and sawing in her woodshed. The two boys were there, busily working with hammer and saw.

“What are you making, Robert?” she asked.

“Oh, I have a plan for making a boat move without poling it or rowing it,” he answered.

His aunt laughed and said, “Well, I hope that you will succeed.

A Story About The Importance of Enthusiasm & Thinking

After a great deal of tinkering and trying, they did succeed in making two paddle wheels. They were very rough and crude, but strong and serviceable. They fastened each of these wheels to the end of an iron rod which they passed through the boat from side to side. The rod was bent in the middle so that it could be turned as with a crank.

When the work was finished, the old fishing boat looked rather odd, with a paddle wheel on each side which dipped just a few inches into the water. The boys lost no time in trying it.

“She goes ahead all right,” said Christopher, “but how shall we guide her?”

“Oh, I have thought of that,” said Robert. He took something like an oarlock from his pocket and fastened it to the stern of the boat; then with a paddle which worked in this oarlock one of the boys could guide the boat while the other turned the paddle wheels.

“It is better than poling the boat,” said Christopher.

“It is better than rowing, too,” said Robert. “See how fast she goes!”

That night when Christopher went home he had a wonderful story to tell. “Bob Fulton planned the whole thing,” he said, “and I helped him make the paddles and put them on the boat.”

“I wonder why we didn’t think of something like that long ago,” said his father. “Almost anybody could rig up an old boat like that.”

“Yes, I wonder, too,” said Christopher. “It looks easy enough, now that Bob has shown how it is done.”

When Robert Fulton became a man, he did not forget his experiment with the old fishing boat. He kept on, planning and thinking and working until at last he succeeded in making a boat with paddle wheels that could be run by steam. He is now remembered and honored as the inventor of the steamboat. He became famous because he was always thinking and studying and working.


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4. The General And The Fox Motivational Story For Kids

There was once a famous Greek general whose name was Aristomenes. He was brave and wise, and his countrymen loved him. Once, however, in a great battle with the Spartans, his army was beaten and he was taken as prisoner. In those days, people had not learned to be kind to their enemies. In war, they were savage and cruel; for war always makes men so.

The Spartans hated Aristomenes. He had given them a great deal of trouble, and they wished to destroy him. On a mountain near their city, there was a narrow chasm or hole in the rocks. It was very deep, and there was no way to climb out of it. The Spartans said to one another, “Let us throw this fellow into the rocky chasm. Then we may be sure that he will never trouble us again.”

So a party of soldiers led him up into the mountain and placed him on the edge of the yawning hole in the rocks. “See the place to which we send all our enemies,” they said. And they threw him in. No one knows how he escaped being dashed to pieces. Some of the Greeks said that an eagle caught him in her beak and carried him unharmed to the bottom. But that is not likely.

I think that he must have fallen upon some bushes and vines that grew in some parts of the chasm. At any rate, he was not hurt much. He groped around in the dim light, but could not find any way of escape. The rocky walls surrounded him on every side. There was no place where he could set his foot to climb out.

How The General Came Out of The Cave

For three days he lay in his strange prison. He grew weak from hunger and thirst. He expected to die from starvation. Suddenly he was startled by a noise close by him. Something was moving among the rocks at the bottom of the chasm. He watched quietly and soon saw a large fox coming towards him.

He lay quite still till the animal was very near. Then he sprang up quickly and seized it by the tail. The frightened fox scampered away as fast as it could; and Aristomenes followed, clinging to its tail. It ran into a narrow cleft which he had not seen before, and then through a long, dark passage that was barely large enough for a man’s body.

Aristomenes held on. At last, he saw a ray of light far ahead of him. It was the sunlight streaming in at the entrance to the passage. But soon the way became too narrow for his body to pass through. What should he do? He let go of the fox, and it ran out. Then with great labor, he began to widen the passageway.

Here the rocks were smaller, and he soon loosened them enough to allow him to squeeze through. In a short time, he was free and in the open air. Some days after this the Spartans heard strange news: “Aristomenes is again at the head of the Greek army.” They could not believe it.

Moral of The Story: Never lose hope in tough times and always grab the nearest opportunity.


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5. Never Let One Failure From The Past Hold You Back In The Future

A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp. He suddenly stopped, baffled by the fact that these huge creatures weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs. As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp.

It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not try to at all. Curious and wanting to know the answer, he saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.

‘Well,’ the trainer said, ‘when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free and stuck right where they were…’

The man was amazed when he understood that the only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible.

Moral of The Story: Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before? Failure is part of learning; we should never give up on the struggle in life. No matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible.

6. What Is The Secret of True Success In Life

There was a farmer who grew superior quality and award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won honor and prizes. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

“How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.

“Why sir?” said the farmer, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior, sub-standard, and poor quality corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”

The farmer gave a superb insight into the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbor’s corn also improves. So it is in the other dimensions! Those who choose to be in harmony must help their neighbors and colleagues to be at peace. Those who choose to live well must help others to live well. The value of a life is measured by the lives it touches.

Moral of The Story: Success does not happen in isolation. It is very often a participative and collective process.


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7. Always Think Positive And Be Fearless

Franklin D. Roosevelt has been a historic personality. He was the President of the United States of America in the days when America was increasingly getting involved in the Second World War. Owing to his jovial lifestyle and management skills, he became the president of America for three consecutive terms (1932-1944).

In his last term, he suffered from a paralytic attack. People were apprehensive about resuming his normal routine. He went to Georgia, bathed in the hot springs there, and devised a new technique of swimming. Consequently, all his organs resumed functioning gradually.

He was cured in a miraculous way and his body overflowed with vigor. Throughout his life, he worked from four o’clock in the morning to twelve ‘o’clock at night. His diet was also under his control. The secret of his rejuvenation lies in his optimistic perspective towards life.

Moral of The Story: Face every obstacle in life boldly to discover your true strength.

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8. Do Everything To Make Your Life Memorable

About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column. The newspapers had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake. His first response was a shock. Am I here or there? When he regained his composure, his second thought was to find out what people had said about him.

The obituary read, “Dynamite King Dies.” And also “He was the merchant of death.” This man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words “merchant of death,” he asked himself a question, “Is this how I am going to be remembered?” He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered.

From that day on, he started working toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize. Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values, we should step back and do the same.

Moral of The Story: A single thought and a single moment have the potential to change your entire life.

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9. Don’t Judge Others Before You Know Them

A 24-year-old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted, ‘Dad, look the trees are going behind!’

His Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24-year old’s childish behavior with pity.

Suddenly he again exclaimed, ‘Dad, look the clouds are running with us!’

The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man, ‘Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?’

The old man smiled and said…‘I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.’

Moral of The Story: Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.


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10. Grandpa’s Table: A Moral Story on Family Relationships

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped, the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.

The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. “We must do something about Grandfather,” said the son. “I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.”

So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. When the family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.

Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence. One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor.

He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making?” Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up.”

How Did A Simple Incident Change Everything

The four-year-old smiled and went back to work. The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done. That evening the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table.

For the remainder of his days, he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

Moral of The Story: Little Things Affect Little Minds. Children are remarkably perceptive. Their eyes ever observe, their ears ever listen, and their minds ever process the messages they absorb. If they see us patiently provide a happy home atmosphere for family members, they will imitate that attitude for the rest of their lives. The wise parent realizes that every day the building blocks are being laid for the child’s future. Let’s be wise builders and role models.

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