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The Crocodile And Monkey Story

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Once upon a time, there lived a gentle crocodile and on the nearby tree lived a very smart monkey. They were very good friends. Every day, the monkey would pluck some juicy apples for the crocodile. In the afternoon, the crocodile would swim to the

center of the pond and pick some fishes for the monkey.




One day, the crocodile told her wife about his friend. She felt greedy and wanted to eat the monkey. She asked him to invite the monkey for lunch at their place where she would kill the monkey and eat his heart. The crocodile became very sad. Finally, he promised her to bring the monkey tomorrow.



The next day, the crocodile asked the monkey for a ride. He quickly sat on the crocodile's back. The crocodile told him that he had promised his wife that he would bring him as her lunch.



The clever monkey told the crocodile that he left his heart with the apples on the tree. The kind crocodile swam back to the tree. As they came back, the monkey jumped off the crocodile's back and went into the jungle leaving the poor crocodile behind.




The Ant And The Grasshopper

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One summer afternoon a Grasshopper was hopping about in a field. He was singing merrily and enjoying the day. On his way, he met an Ant who was struggling to take a grain of corn to his nest.



The Grasshopper was a lazy fellow. He thought he had nothing to do. So, when he saw the Ant, he said, “Why don't you come and chat with me instead of toiling so hard? We will have a great time!"



“I am trying to collect and store food for the winter. I can't waste time being idle. I think you should start saving food for winter too," said the Ant.



The Grasshopper yawned and said, “Winter is too far away. There is plenty of time. Why worry about it today when I have more than enough to eat!" But the Ant went on his way and continued to work hard. Days passed, then months. The Grasshopper enjoyed himself and the Ant collected enough food for the winter.



When the winter came, the leaves had fallen and the grass was dry. The Grasshopper had nothing to eat. It started to snow and he had nowhere to go. He thought he would die of hunger and cold. On the other hand, the Ant was enjoying the fruits of his hard work. He had a nice and cozy home and plenty to eat.


Then the Grasshopper regretted not working hard when he should have.





The Camel And The Jackel

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Once there lived a camel and a jackal. They were good friends. They lived near a river. One day the jackal came to know that there was a field of ripe melons across the river.His mouth watered. But he could not cross the river.



He went to camel and told him about the melons, the camel was also tempted to eat melons. He carried the jackal on his back and crossed the river.



Both of them reached the field. They started eating the melons. The jackal started howling loudly. The owner of the field came running and started beating the camel.



When the owner went away the camel asked the jackal why he had howled. The jackal replied, "It is my habit to howl after a heavy meal".



Both of them returned to the river. The jackal jumped on the back of the camel. When they were in the middle of the water, the camel began to roll in the water. The jackal said, "Why are you rolling in the water?" The camel replied, "It is my habit to roll in the water after a heavy meal". The jackal could hardly save himself.





Big Bear And Honey Pot

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Once in a jungle, a big bear and a naughty monkey were great friends. They used to have lot of fun together. However, the monkey always used to copy the bear. He wanted to become just like his friend.



One day, when they were sitting together, the monkey again started to copy him.

The bear asked him why he used to copy him. To this, the monkey said that he wanted to be as strong as bear.



Suddenly, the bear spotted a big pot of honey near the mango tree. The bear ran at once and grabbed the fresh pot of honey. The bear gave the monkey a small gulp of honey. The monkey loved the taste of it. But monkey was disappointed with his friend because he had given him a very small gulp of honey.



The bear told him that this much was enough for the monkey. Soon, the bear picked up the pot and hid it in his den before someone else could steal it. The monkey thought that the honey is the super food through which bear used to get strength. He quietly entered the bear's den and stole the pot of honey.



The next day, Bear went in search of his friend. The bear went to monkey's house to

check if the monkey was doing well. The monkey was suffering from acute stomach ache. When the bear saw the empty pot of honey, he understood what exactly had happened. The monkey was crying out of pain.



Immediately, the bear called the doctor to comfort his friend. Since then, the monkey never tried to copy anyone. He had learned his lesson.





The Greedy Mouse

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A greedy mouse saw a basket full of corn. He wanted to eat it. So he made a small hole in the basket. He squeezed in through the hole. He ate a lot of corn. He felt full. He was very happy.




Now he wanted to come out. He tried to come out through the small hole. He could not. His belly was full.



He tried again. But it was of no use. The started crying. A mouse rabbit was passing by. It heard the mouse's cry and asked: "Why are you crying my friend?"



The mouse explained: "I made a small hole and came into the basket. Now I am not able to get out through that hole." The rabbit said: "It is because you ate too much. Wait til your belly shrinks". The rabbit laughed and went away.



The mouse fell asleep in the basket. Next morning his belly had shrunk. But the mouse wanted to eat some corn. So he ate and ate. His belly was full once again.



He thought: "Oh! Now I will go out tomorrow". The cat was the next passer by. He smelt the mouse in the basket. He lifted its lid. He ate the mouse.






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