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First, Know Yourself

An old green grasshopper was resting on some grass on the ground, when a young grasshopper came flying and settled nearby. The young grasshopper was panting, frightened and paranoid. It was constantly being chased by one predator or another, however was lucky to escape every time. On seeing the other grasshopper sitting quietly without a worry in the world, the young grasshopper wondered how it was so calm and asked the old grasshopper if it was not afraid of becoming a prey for some frog or lizard, if not how it avoided being chased by predators. 
The old grasshopper woke up from its slumber, looked at the young grasshopper and said,” You need to learn a lot of things to avoid being seen, first know that you are a brown grasshopper and you should never sit on anything coloured ... ”.
Even before the grasshopper can finish its reply a frog sprang and carried away the young brown grasshopper which was sitting on green grass.

The Little Bravado

A little elephant part of a large herd of elephants was in the habit of frightening and chasing other animals for fun. The little elephant would run and scare away the monkeys, deers and other animals that it came across and felt very proud exercising its bravado, and when they ran scared, its pleasure was unbound.

Once the little elephant happened to stray from its herd and was roaming the forest looking for its herd when it saw a group of deer resting under a tree and tried to frighten the deers by running through them. However the deers hardly paid any attention to the little elephant and ignored it. The little elephant was surprised and disappointed by the deers reaction and went away looking for its herd. It then came across a group of monkeys on a tree and again it tried its best to frighten them, however the monkeys in return frightened the little elephant with their antics, that it was the little elephant which ran away scared. Later the little elephant came across a group of f…

On Which Side Is The Grass Greener ?

A deer lost its way and happened to stray into a village. As it wandered around looking for a way back into the forest it saw some pumpkins in a farm. The deer had never seen a pumpkin before in the forest and was curious to know what it was. It hesitatingly tasted a pumpkin and found it to be very tasty. It roamed around further and entered a banana farm. The deer had never seen a banana before, and as it ate one, it liked its sweet taste. It roamed around further and saw a domesticated cow eating a banana under a tree. The deer thought the cow was very lucky, that it gets to eat such tasty food regularly.
The cow which saw the deer roaming around the farm thought the deer must be very lucky to able to move around freely at will rather than being tied to a pole.

The Fox Of Foxes

The fox was hunting for rabbits in that part of the forest where bushes were abundant and trees scarce , its hunt which started in the morning ended mid day with a large full grown rabbit . It then put the rabbit on a rock and began to prepare the rabbit by tearing away the skin from flesh . When it finally began to eat. A much larger fox darted at the fox and tried to grab the meat. The two foxes fought for a long time, however no one emerged victorious and claimed the meat for them selves. The first fox them proposed a contest. It pointed towards a tree at the far end and said that the two foxes run simultaneously to the tree and the one who makes it back first would get the rabbits meat. The second fox which was larger than the other thought it could easily win the race and agreed to the challenge. As the race began, the second fox was way ahead of the first one.
Midway, suddenly, the trailing fox stopped and ran in the opposite direction towards the rabbit meat, while the other…

The Snake's Big Meal

The snake looking for food heard croaking of frogs at a distance and moved in that direction. By the river it saw a frog sitting on a rock and croaking loudly. Moving stealthly, the snake positioned itself behind the frog, raised its head and readied itself for the strike and was about to attack, when it saw another frog join the first one and both were croacking loudly looking at the river. The snake on seeing the second frog thought it should wait for some more time and expected more frogs would join them, and dreamt of a big meal. Just as it was dreaming of a big meal, both the frogs jumped and disappeared into the river. The snake cursed itself for its wishful thinking.

New Nest Or Old Nest?

A group of wild-buffaloes were resting under a mango tree at noon when they found a crow bringing dry leaves and grasses to build its nest. One buffaloe in the group asked the crow why it was building a new nest when there were so many abandoned and unclaimed nests available in good condition all over the forest. A fox nearby on hearing the buffaloe's question laughed and said the crow must be really stupid for working so hard to build a new nest when so many other nests were available for free. The crow felt irritated and insulted by the fox's comment and said,
" I can't use other's nest, because I didn't build them."