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The Driver And His Elephant

The Driver And His Elephant

Once an elephant driver was passing through a market mounting his elephant. He was very thirsty. He saw green coconuts for sale. He bought one, drank the milk of the coconut and satisfied his thirst. There was kernel inside the coconut. The driver wanted to eat the kernel. He found it convenient to break the coconut on the elephant's head. He hit the coconut on the elephant's head. Then he ate the kernel.

The elephant was much hurt. Now, the elephant are by nature every revengeful. This elephant also wanted to take revenge on the driver. The next day the elephant was again passing by that place in the market. The driver was sitting on the elephant. The elephant picked up a green coconut from a shop with his trunk. Then he raised his trunk and hit the driver hard again and again with the coconut. The poor driver could not escape. He could not never think that the elephant would take revenge in this way. Being thus struck hard repeatedly he was killed by the elephant.

Extract: 30 Wise Moral Stories


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