This happened a long long time ago. In a small village in southern Orissa, there lived an old woodcutter.
One day, when he was going to the forest to cut wood, he met the tiger. The woodcutter stopped in his tracks on seeing the king of the jungle.
Chakram was a happy-go-lucky donkey who lived in the Rumpum Jungle. In the brains department he was sadly lacking, even as donkeys go.
But on the scale of contentment he rated very high. He was a happy, carefree sort of fellow who wanted nothing but tender grass to chew on and the shade of a leafy tree under which to laze.
The king of the jungle, the lion, lived in a big dark cave at the foot of the hill. He was a good king, and used to hunt only when he was hungry. Every night, he would go out to hunt and bring back one animal to his cave.
The red-and-silver Dragonfly happily flitted across the pool:
“Zim, Zim, Zim,
Over the water I skim.
Now dart in,
Now dart out,
And turn about.”
The Last of the Big Ones [By Uma Anand] “Oh, bother,” croaked a hoarse voice as with a plop, a large Bullfrog settled himself on a lily pad.
“ROAR!” growled the lion. “Everyone is scared of me!”
“HRMPHH!” trumpeted the elephant. “Everyone is scared of me!”
“What about me?” purred the panther. “I, too, frighten everyone!”
The Jungle Contest [Illustrations by Shiju George] “No one can run faster than me!
Why are you looking so sad?” Ullu, the wise old owl, asked Kabbu, the white pigeon.
“You too would look sad if you were going to lose your job,” snapped Kabbu.
Kabbu was the head of the Postal Department of their jungle Olango, which was the biggest and most prosperous jungle around.
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