The Fox and the Donkey
by Jayasudha Bhaskaran
Once there lived a donkey and a fox in a forest. They were good friends. One rainy day, they saw a sapling of coconut floating on the rain river. They picked up the sapling.
They decided to plant the sapling. The donkey claimed that the lower part of the tree would belong to him as the plant grow up.The fox accepted to own the upper part of the tree.
Years passed by and the sapling grew into a large tree and it bore fruits.They decided to share the tree as they already planned.
The poor donkey felt sad as the fox got tasty coconuts which was on the upper part of the tree.
Years passed and it was another rainy day. They saw a sapling of a sweet potato floating on the rain river. The donkey was aware of the foolish decision taken by it last time. So it decided to claim the ownership of the upper part of the plant this time. The fox accepted to own the lower part of the plant.
They planted the sapling and months passed by.The sapling grown into a plant and they decided to share the plant as planned.
The poor donkey was fooled again as the fox got tasty sweet potatoes to eat but the donkey had nothing to eat.
MORAL: Be wise and think twice before you decide. ***