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Mangoes And Monkeys

The depressed deer looked at the mangoes hanging high up from the tree and wished it could taste the mangoes before it falls to the ground and loses half its taste. It was more than three days, since the squirrel made fun of the deer who had never eaten a mango while it was hanging from the tree and said that the mangoes lose half their taste when they fall on the ground. The deer had no way of tasting the unreachable mangoes for neither was it tall nor had a long neck as the giraffe. All that it could do was dream about eating those mangoes.

As it was staring up the mango tree his friend came rushing, was gasping for breath and asked it to follow him. The deer followed his friend who was running at a very fast pace.
"What happened ?" the deer asked his friend. His friend replied that he had seen something very rare, which they had never seen before. "Its a white monkey" said his friend. The deer followed his friend eagerly to get a glimpse of this rare animal…

The Peacock And The Deers.

The peacock was resting on a tree branch when it heard a big roar by the Lion. It looked around but didn't find anyone nearby. However a little later it found a small group of deers walking upto the tree. The deers all looked tired and one deer told the peacock that they had been chased by the Lion, leopard and crocodile throughout the day and they hadn't rested for a long time and requested if the peacock could keep watch for predators while they slept under the tree. The peacock aggred to keep watch for them and should it find any sign of predator nearby, would alert the group of deers.

The deers rested after being assured by the peacock. Time passed and the peacock found a snake coming in the direction of the sleeping deers. The peacock however didn't alert the deers, for it didn't wish to disturb their sleep and instead went to counter the snake all by itself. Taking on a snake was no mean task, everytime the peacock attacked, the snake retaliated. As the attack …

Two Squirrels

Two young squirrels which went searching for food found a rather large mango, which was more than big enough for both of them to eat for the day. Since they couldn't move it to their place because of the sheer size, the two squirrels decided to eat as much of the mango and decided to hide the rest of the mango and hence dug a pit to hide the remaining mango, which they planned to eat the next day.

On returning the next day they found the mango missing from the place where they had hidden it. The first squirrel thought the mango had been eaten by some other animal in the forest, while the secound suspected the other squirrel of having eaten it without its knowledge, and thought the first squrrel was acting innocent.

The two squirrel then went searching for food when the secound squirrel suggested they split up and search for food as they would have much better chance of finding food. It also suggested that the one who finds food first should call out loud to the other, and both sh…

The Proud Ant

Just that the ants dont get tired and has the reputataion for being the most hardworking amoungst all animals. Even the big animals like lion and bear appreciated them. They rest at nothing and are always seen at work. While some appreciated them, other animals were puzzled.

One member in the big colony of ants was curious what other animals in the forest thought about them. Hence it set out to find what the other animals knew about the ants.

The ant first came across the bear. The bear said it thought highly about the ants and wished it could be as hardworking as the ants.

The ant then came across a cockroach. The cockroach said it could never be like the ants, as it thought the ants never sleep.

As it went further it met a crow and asked what it thought about ants. The crow said that the ants was always busy and didn't understand the need to be busy and working all the time. It said that life should be enjoyed and not spend working all the time. The ant said that the crow di…

The Young But Foolish Cranes.

The young cranes as a group wanted to be different from their elders in their community. They thought they were clever and smart than the aged cranes. When it was time for their migration, the young cranes questioned the rational behind migration when there was sufficient fish available in the river. The young cranes wonderd why they should strain and tire themselves and fly to a far off land when sufficient fish was available nearby. The elder cranes persisted it was in their intrest to leave the place when there was sufficient fish available in the river. When time came, the community of cranes left the forest leaving behind the young ones.

The young cranes enjoyed their time alone, with pleanty of food around they mocked at the stupidity of the other cranes in moving out of the forest. However, as time passed and summer approached the quantity of fish in the river decreased. The most clever crane amoung them, instead of taking this as a sign to fly away, suggested they should tak…

The Ant And The Lizard

Tireless as they always were the ants went on collecting food as usual as any other day. The ant in this story is no different and he goes on following as all his fellow ants do. One day as he went scouting for new sources of food he saw a grasshopper which was injured and could hardly move. The ant went near the grasshopper's leg to take a bite, when the grasshopper which was in deep pain asked the ant to leave it alone. The grasshopper said it was very badly injured and could harly move and would die shortly, all it requested was to be left alone instead of being torn to pieces by the ant. The ant pondered on the grasshopper's meek request and said it was leaving the grasshopper alone for now, however will be back in a few hours. The grasshopper thanked the ant, and the ant left the place to look for food elsewhere.

As the ant wandered around looking for food it was encountered by a lizard. The lizard looked really hungry and as it was about to put its tongue out to eat the…