The hare reaches the lion late

The lion and the hare

It was noon. The sun was overhead. It was meal time. The lion king was hungry, but there was no sight of food. It had never happened before. As the sun came overhead, an animal would approach the Lion king and offer itself as food. There was a time, the…
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Dal-vada King

All roads lead to Chandra Mahal in Chandrapur. No, Chandra Mahal is not a palace, it is a popular restaurant in the town. Morning walkers time their walk to arrive at Chandra Mahal at 7.30 in the morning for a hefty breakfast of idli, vada, and dosa, followed by piping…
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Absent-minded Hodja

Nasruddin Hodja was absent-minded. One day, he set out on his donkey to visit a friend. “Have a safe journey,” said his wife. “Do not leave your belongings somewhere and return without them,” she cautioned him. Hodja nodded his head and left. On the way, Hodja met some friends. He…
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Fresh fish sold here

Nasruddin Hodja opened a shop to sell fish. To attract customers, he hung a slate on which he wrote: “FRESH FISH SOLD HERE.” Then he sat down in the shop, waiting for customers. A passerby stopped at the shop. He looked at the board and said, ”Why do you say…
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Golden tap

A rich man built a huge house. But his bother-in-law was not impressed. “This may be the biggest house in this town. But there are bigger houses in other places,” he said. The rich man added a beautiful garden in front. But his bother-in-law was still not impressed. “I’ve seen houses…
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Literate and illiterate

A learned man arrived on the banks of a river. He asked the boatman to take him to the opposite bank. “I’ll give you a rupee,” he said. The boatman looked up. He could see dark clouds. “Don’t worry about rain,” the Pundit said, “I have an umbrella.” The Pundit sat…
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The hungry wolf

A wolf was hungry. He sneaked into a village in the dead of the night looking for food. He was happy to see a dog fast asleep in front of a house. As he was about to pounce on it, the dog woke up. “Can’t you see well in the dark?”…
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Demon outwitted

The story so far: Shivraj the farmer had a special person helping in the fields. A demon! The demon would do any task given to him. But if Shivraj stopped giving him tasks, the demon would threaten to gobble him up. Shivraj somehow managed to fool the demon and save…
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The well-digger

Jack, the farmer, wanted to have a well dug. He looked around for people who would do the job for him without pay. He found none. By then, it was noon and Jack started sweating in the hot sun. Just then, he spotted a beaver, which looked worried. “What’s the…
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The well digger

Jack, the farmer, wanted to have a well dug. He looked around for people who would do the job for him without pay. He found none. By then, it was noon and Jack started sweating in the hot sun. Just then, he spotted a beaver, which looked worried. “What’s the…
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