The birds of the jungle had no king. It was a real embarrassment for them since everyone else in the jungle had kings.
A king is someone who heads the flock and decides every thing for them. All the birds decided they too needed a king. The called a meeting to resolve the problem.
But who will be the king?
The Mynah had an idea. “Let the bird who can fly the highest be made king of the air,” she said....
Did you hear the wind
As it brushed past the neem tree
The wind met an eagle ready to
What’s the matter?
Smile – at least
Said the wind to the eagle
I’ve hurt my wings, I can’t
That’s why I’m ready to
The Eagle’s Tale [Illustration by Shinod AP] Said the eagle to the wind
Is that all? What are we here for
Said the neem and the wind with a...
One day a priest was walking along a country road when he came upon a tiger, shut up in a strong iron cage. The villagers had caught him and shut him up there because he had started preying on their fowl and cattle.
As soon as the tiger saw the priest, he pleaded, “Oh, Brother Brahmin, please let me out to get a little drink! I am so thirsty, and there is no water here.”...
It was a stifling hot day in the second week of June and the animals of Jhilmil forest were miserable. The bumblebees no longer droned but sighed. A tail heavy with perspiration made Billori, the squirrel, sit sadly on a patch of dry earth, as hard as a turtle’s hide.
The Cloud That Refused To Cry [Illustrations by Kusum Chamoli] In another corner of the forest, just outside his cave, was Gabru the lion, his tongue hanging out....
Eagle was a strange creature. He got his fun out of teasing and frightening the little birds. Even when he was not hungry, he would soar through the sky and swoop down on some unsuspecting birds and pretend to prey on them. The poor little birds would cower with fear and try to fly away.
Eagle would then burst into an ear-piercing laugh and flap his wings disdainfully. “I am the King of the sky! How scared you all are of me,” he would exclaim....
How the Donkey Came To Be [Illustration by Anup Singh] Long ago when the world was brand-new, the sun rose in the sky and brought the first day. Flowers jumped up and stared, astonished. Then from every side, from under leaves and from behind rocks, creatures began to appear. To begin with, all creatures were very alike – very different from what they are now.
They had no idea what they were going to become....
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