There was a Dhobi in the city of Patna. The Dhobi had a donkey that used to carry all the clothes to the Ghat and back. The Dhobi used to give good food to the Donkey. The donkey also worked very hard. But slowly the donkey became very old and was not able to work. Then the Dhobi stopped feeding the donkey. The donkey felt miserable and decided to go to Calcutta to become a musician. So one day he started walking towards Calcutta.
On its way he met an old dog that was weeping horribly .The donkey asked him, “Why are you crying/”. The dog replied, “My master brought me to this house when I was young. He asked me to guard the house at night. I also used to do it carefully. He used to give me good food and cared for me. I also used to like him. But now I have become old. I am feeling sleepy at night. I am not able to catch the thieves. And now my master has stopped giving me food. What should I do?” The donkey replied, “The same thing happened to me. So I have decided to go to Calcutta to become a musician. Why don’t you also come with me?” The dog agreed saying it was a very good idea. Then the donkey and the dog started their journey towards Calcutta.
On their way, they both met a cat that was crying horribly. The Dog and the Donkey asked him, “Why are you crying?” The cat replied, “My master brought me to this house when I was very young. There were lots of rats in this house. I caught all of them. Whenever a new rat came, I used to catch it easily. My master gave me lot of milk and looked after me well. But now I have become old. I am not able to catch rats any more. So my master stopped giving me milk. I am crying because of that.” Then the donkey and dog told the cat, “ We are very sorry to hear your story. We also became old and our master is not giving us food. So we decided to go to Calcutta to become musicians. Why don’t you come with us.” The cat thought it was a very good idea and joined them. Then the donkey, dog and the cat started walking towards Calcutta.
On their way they met a cock that was crying bitterly. The donkey, dog and the cat asked the cock, “Why are you crying?” The cock replied, “My master brought me to this house when I was young. I used to wake up early morning and wake him up so that he could go to work early. He also used to give me good food. But now I have become old. I also fall asleep in the morning. So I am not able to wake him up. Now he has stopped giving me any food. That is why, I am crying.” Then the donkey, dog and the cat told the cock,” We are very sorry to hear your story. We also became old and our master is not giving us food. So we decided to go to Calcutta to become musicians. Why don’t you come with us.” .The cock thought it was a very good idea and joined them.
The entire day the donkey, dog, cat and the cock walked and reached a forest. They all felt very tired. So they decided to sleep. The donkey and the dog slept below the tree and the cat and the cock climbed up the tree. It was very cold and they were feeling very hungry. Then the cock, which was on the top of the tree, saw some light at a distance. They decided to go there. They reached the place. It was a big house. The cock said that it would see who is inside. It flew near the window and came down. The donkey, dog and the cat asked. “Who is there in the house? Will we get food?” The cock replied, “The house has three robbers. They have lot of food on the table.” Then all of them spoke to each other and made a plan
The donkey stood with his leg on the window. The dog stood on him. The cat stood on the dog and the Cock flew and remained on the top. All of them started singing at the same time. The robbers who were inside thought that there was a ghost outside and ran away. The donkey, the dog, the cat and the cock went inside took as much food as they want and decided to sleep. The cat decided to sleep on the stove in the kitchen. The dog decided to sleep near the gate. The donkey decided to sleep near the outside wall and the cock decided to sleep on the roof.
The robbers who had ran away felt hungry. They were watching their house from far away. When no sound was being heard they thought, that it is safe to return to their house. But they sent only one robber to the house to see everything was all right. That robber slowly entered the house through the back door and went in to the dark kitchen. He wanted to see whether there was milk on the stove. When he was feeling with his fingers, the cat jumped up from the stove and scratched his face. The robber became afraid and ran out side. The dog that was near the door bit his leg. He ran near the wall. The donkey kicked him and threw him on the roof. The cock that was sitting there pecked all over him with its sharp beak. The robber jumped from the roof and ran to the other robbers and told them, “A new ghost has come to our house. It scratched me, bit me, kicked me and pecked me. So it is not safe to go there.” The other robbers agreed and went away. The donkey, the dog, the cat and the cock lived happily in that house. At night they all used to practice music lessons.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
There was once a very poor girl. She was very , very pretty. There was a fox who was in the forest. The fox wanted to marry the girl. It dressed itself like a man and went to the father of the girl. Mama, wont you give your daughter in marriage to me. The girls father was pleased and said , yes. The girl’s father gave the girl in marriage. But he never knew that his daughters husband was a fox. The fox was enjoying its stay in the girls house. There was lot of good food and several feasis. After a few days the girls father asked the fox to take his daughter to his home. The fox was not having any house. But it had to agree. So it took the girl with it and they started walking. After some time, the girl asked the fox”Amman, Amman Uracha?”. This means uncle ,uncle, whether your place has come. Then the fox replied. No, No Innum Oru Aru Kadakka Venum meaning , no, no , we have to crossone more river. They walked still further. The girl again asked “ammam, Amman, Uracha”. Then the fox replied”No, No, Innum Oru Aru Kadakka venum.” . Like this a few days went by. By this time the girl understood that her husband was a fox and it did not have any home. She told her husband, we will go to my home, where we can be happy.The fox agreed and they returned home. The girl secretly told her father about the fox. That day the father got the help from his friends and drove away the fox.
In the forest near Madras there was a cute little monkey who could speak and sing. One day it was playing on a tree in a forest. While jumping from one tree to another, a thorn stuck to its tail. It gave great pain to the monkey. So it went to the town. On its way, it met an uncle with a knife. The monkey requested him to remove the thorn from its tail. That man also agreed and he tried to remove the thorn using his knife. Unfortunately the tail got cut. The monkey became very sad and angry. It told the man, “You have cut my tail with the knife. So you give me the knife. If you don’t, I will pinch you.” The man agreed immediately and gave his knife to the monkey. Monkey jumped here and there and started singing, “Lost I my tail but I got a knife, Dum, Dum, Dum”
While it was going here and there it met another man who was carrying a basket of mango. Poor man was not having a knife to cut the mangos. So when he saw that the monkey was having a knife, he asked the monkey, “Can you please give the knife to me? I will cut and eat a mango and give it back to you.” The monkey agreed and gave the knife to him. That man started to cut the mango. Unfortunately the knife broke, even while he was cutting the first mango. The monkey shouted at him, You broke my knife. So you give me all the mangos. If you do not I will pinch you.” The man got scared and gave the monkey, his basket of mangos, The monkey carrying the basket of mangos on his head sang, “Lost I my tail but I got a knife, Dum, Dum, Dum, Lost I my knife but I got lot of mangos Dum, Dum, Dum.”
While it was going like this the monkey met a musician with his pipe. The poor musician was very hungry. So when he saw the monkey carrying mangos, he asked, ”Dear Monkey, I am very hungry. Can you give me a few mangos.” The monkey agreed and gave the basket of mangos to him. The musician was very hungry and so he ate all the mangos in the basket. This made the monkey very angry. He told the musician, “You have finished off all my mangos. I do not like it at all. So give me your pipe. Otherwise I will bite you.” The musician did not like it but being afraid of the monkey gave his pipe to it. The monkey now sang, “Lost I my tail but I got a knife, Dum, Dum, Dum, Lost I my knife but I got lot of mangos Dum, Dum, Dum, Lost I my mangos but I got a pipe to sing, Dum, Dum, Dum.”
When it was going like this, it met a drummer who badly wanted a pipe to sing along with his drum. He asked the monkey, “ I am having only a drum. But if I play the pipe along with the drum, it would be nice. Can you give your pipe to me.” The monkey agreed. When the drummer tried to play the pipe, it got spoiled. This made the monkey very angry, It told the drummer, “You have spoiled my pipe. So you give me your drum. Otherwise I will scratch you.” The drummer was afraid of the monkey and gave the drum to it. The monkey now sang, “Lost I my tail but I got a knife, Dum, Dum, Dum, Lost I my knife but I got lot of mangos Dum, Dum, Dum, Lost Dum Dum, Dum, and I my mangos but I got a pipe to sing. Lost I my pipe but I got a drum, Dum, dumdum.” Since the monkey liked the drum very much it did not give it to anybody.