A pair of bulbuls flew into a field and spotted a large tree with spread-out branches. “Let’s build our home here,” said
The bulbuls built a
Meanwhile, Sher Singh, the farmer who owned the field, wanted more space to grow wheat. He saw the tree and frowned. “I want no tree in the middle of my field,” he said to his elder son, Ramu. “Remove this tree.”
Sher Singh was standing right below the tree when he issued his order.
A week later Sher Singh arrived at the same spot. This time he was accompanied by his younger son, Shyamu. He was surprised to see the tree still standing. “I had told your brother to remove this tree. He has not done it. I want you to remove this tree immediately.” Shyamu nodded as the two walked away.
“Not a moment’s delay! We are leaving this place right now,” said
Another week passed. Nothing happened. The
“Even Shyamu has not acted. All right. I’ll come with the axe and chop off this tree,” he muttered.
As soon as he turned his back,
“No. When a job is given to someone else, the other man takes his own time to do it. But when a man decides that he will do the job himself, he will act without delay,”
By now, the young ones were strong enough to fly. The family of bulbuls left to find another home.