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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."

In Search Of The River

Not knowing where it was the tortoise went randomly looking around the forest. All that the tortoise knew since its birth was the river and its surroundings from where it was fished out by villagers and happend to fall out mid-way from the bag in which it was being carried.

As it wandered, it came across a butterfly sitting on a bush and asked the butterfly if it knew the way to the river. The butterfly said it had no idea where it was before flying away.

Still wandering, it came across an almost sleepy fox. The tortoise asked the fox for the direction to the river. The fox which had returned to its place after a heavy meal was irritated for being woken up from sleep. The fox replied "Listen, my stomach is full and I want a good sleep, don't disturb me. Two, this is my territory and I don't like animals like you intruding into my space. Go away before I get hungry else, you won't be alive to ask questions". The tortoise began to leave, before the fox could get…