Long ago, a hawk lived on the top of a hill. At the foot of the hill there was a banyan tree on which a crow used to perch every day. The crow was very foolish. He would imitate everyone.
Once upon a time, there were two rats who were good friends. One lived in a city and the other lived in a village. Both exchanged news of their wellbeing through other rats [...]
A mouse and a frog were friends. Every morning the frog would hop out of his pond and go to visit his friend who lived in a hole in the side of a tree. He would return home at noon.
The mouse delighted in his friend’s company unaware that the friend was slowly turning [...]
Once, in a small village, there lived a poor Brahmin. He was very learned, but did nothing all day. Every day he lived on alms the villagers gave him.
One day, as usual, the Brahmin got up in t [...]
Long, long ago, when animals could talk, the camel had antlers and a long, thick, beautiful tail. So the camel was very proud of himself, and he always showed off his beautiful and magnificent antlers to the others.
One evening in April, rumours of missing treasures filtered in from a wealthy king in a nearby town adjoining a hamlet where two poor friends lived.
All night, the villagers stayed awake, discussing the missing treasures and wondering who may dare to search the rocky mountain where the tr [...]
A wealthy businessman was worried about his son’s bad habits. He sought counsel from a wise, old man. The old man met the man’s son and took him out for a stroll. They walked into the woods, and the old man showed the boy a small sapling and asked him to pull it out. The boy did so with ea [...]
There was an old man living in his village. He had four sons and they were very lazy. The old man fell sick and was counting his last days in bed. He worried a lot about his sons’ future as the young men hesitated a lot to work. The sons believed that luck would favour them.
The old man&r [...]
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