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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fool and the crooks

Long, long ago, there lived a foolish man in a village. He had one horse and one goat, as his pets. One day, the fool decided to sell his horse and the goat in the market. He tied a bell round the neck of the goat so that ha can be sure that the goat is following. He then, mounted his horse and set out for the market place.

Some crooks saw the fool and made a plan to steal the horse and goat. So, one of the crooks, on the way, untied the bell from the goat's neck and, instead, tied it with the horse's tail. The fool didn't ever realize what went on behind his back. The bell tied to the tail of the horse went on ringing and the fool believed that all was well.

On the way, another crook asked the fool to stop and look behind. When the fool looked behind the crook said, "Sir, how is it that you have hung a bell by your horse's tail? What purpose does it serve?"

The fool was sad to find the goat missing. In the meantime, the third crook came near the fool and said, "Sir, I've seen a man running away with your goat. If you like, I'll chase the thief on your horse and get back your goat?"

The fool became very happy to hear this. He immediately got down fron1 his horse and handed it over to the third crook. The crook mounted the horse and rode away.

The fool waited and waited for his goat and the horse to come back, but it never happened.

Moral :Fools loose whatever they own

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