There was a mighty bull, chief of the herd, who had very big balls.
Near the herd lived a jackal and his wife.
"Follow that bull!" said the lady-jackal, "His balls will surely fall down soon. They would make a sumptuous meal."
The jackal protested. "I'd rather stay here and eat mice."
But the wife insisted, and so the jackal followed the bull.
Finally he came back to his wife and said, "His balls are big, but they did not fall. Mice are small but certain."
And so the jackal stayed home and hunted mice, as he had always done.
Inspired by: The Panchatantra, translated by Arthur Ryder.
Notes: It is in Book 2, Story 8. The story is one told by Ramakrishna too.
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