66. Deer, Crow, and Jackal



A deer and a crow lived as friends.
The deer then befriended a jackal. The crow, however, mistrusted the jackal.
The next day the jackal led the deer into a snare.
"Help!" yelled the deer.
The crow flew up and squawked so loudly that a hunter came running. "Pretend you're dead!" the crow whispered to the deer.
The deer lay down as if dead, and when the hunter freed her from the snare, she leaped up and ran off.
The hunter shot at the deer, but hit the jackal instead, killing him.
The deer no longer made friends with jackals.

Inspired byHitopadesha, or, The Book of Good Counsel translated by B. Hale-Wortham
NotesNotes: It is in Book 1, Story 3.


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