Animal Tales Archive

A Wizard and a Mouse

Long ago, there lived a great Wizard. One day, as┬áhe was walking through the village, a Mouse fell to the ground from the beak of a crow. He picked up the Mouse and fed him some rice. Then, one day, the Wizard saw …

The Mice who Travelled

A Mouse, tired of living in constant fear, said to her neighbour, “I read about a place called Indies where Mice are safer. The people there believe that the soul of a Mouse has been in the body of a great person. After …

The Elephant and the Animals

The animals in Happy Valley were sad. They were all troubled that some creatures were unkind to the others. The strong, kind Elephant was their leader, so the animals ran to him and told him all. The Elephant wanted to know which animals …

The Spaniel and the Mastiff

One day, a good-natured Spaniel and a grumpy Mastiff were travelling on the same road. The Spaniel, although an entire stranger to the Mastiff, very politely approached him and asked, “May I please walk with you on this journey?” The Mastiff replied, “I …

The Ass and the Gardener

Once, an Ass had an accident and lost his tail. He was very saddened by this loss. He cried the whole day and missed his tail. He thought, ‘I miss having my tail. I think I should go out and search for it!’ …

The Ape and the Carpenter

Once, an Ape was watching a Carpenter cut a wooden log into two. First the Carpenter put a small wedge into the crack of the log, to keep it open. When the crack was wide enough, he hammered in a large wedge and …

The Goat and the Goatherd

There was once an adventurous Goat. He was young, frisky and curious. He would ask, “What lies on the other side?” The other Goats just bleated and ate more grass. The Goatherd would try very hard to bring this Goat back in time. …

The Clever Thief

One day, a Thief saw an Old Man counting his money. The Thief wished to snatch his money by making some excuse. The Thief decided to fool the Old Man and take away his money. “Why are you stealing fruit from my orchard?” …

The Peacock

Before he got his beautiful tail, the Peacock was an ordinary bird, with a small bunch of feathers. One day, the Peacock visited Juno, the Goddess of Protection. The Peacock told her that he wished to look grand and beautiful. Juno smiled. He …

The Farmer and the Dog

One evening, a Farmer returned home from his farm. He had left his baby asleep in the cradle. His faithful Dog was watching over the child. When the Farmer reached the room, he saw the baby’s cradle turned upside down and blood everywhere. …