One day, a jackal was walking alone looking for food. He
could not get any food to eat. He was feeling tired and hungry. He had gone
very far away from the forest. Soon. Soon he found himself walking along the
streets of a town.
He knew it was dangerous to walk about in town. "I must get
some food," he said to himself. "I just hope I won't get into trouble with
men or dogs."
But trouble was actually not far away. The next moment, he
heard some dogs barking. He knew the dogs would come after him sooner or
The jackal saw the dogs and was frightened. The jackal ran
fast to save his life. After a while, the dogs were near to catch up with
him. The jackal ran towards a house.
The jackal saw a container in the garden. To escape from the
dogs, he jumped into the container. As the dogs could not find the jackal,
they left the place.
After sometime the Jackal crawled out of container. He was
shocked to find that he had turned into the blue jackal ! He did not know
that there was blue dye in the container.
The Jackal was confused. He did not know what to do. He ran
towards the forest as fast as he could. All the animals in the forest had
never seen an animal of that colour before. So they were scared of him.
But the jackal was smart. He knew the other animals were
afraid of him. He wanted to take advantage.
"Why must you run away from me ?" he shouted.
"Come near. Listen to me. I have to tell you something".
The animals stopped running. They stared at him from a
distance. But they still scared to go near him.
"Come here, all of you !" the blue jackal shouted again.
"Call all the other animals too. I have an important news for you."
Tigers, elephants. monkeys, rabbits, deer and other animals
gathered around him.
"You need not to scared of me," said the blue jackal.
"You are safe with me around. I was sent from heaven to be
your king. I shall protect you." The animals believed him. They bowed in
respect before him.
"Your Majesty," they said, "We accept you as our king. We
thank heaven for sending you to us. Please let us know what you want us to
do for you."
"You must take care of your king," replied the blue jackal.
"You must serve him delicious food."
"Of course, Your Majesty," said the animals. "We shall do
everything to make our king feel happy. What other things should we do ?"
"You must be loyal to your king at all times," ordered the
blue jackal. "And the king will protect you from your enemies."
The animals were very happy. They accepted the blue jackal
as their king. They brought tasty food and took care of him.
The jackal enjoyed himself as a king. The animals visited
him to pay respect and to tell their problems. He would listen and advise
them on what to do.
One day, while the jackal was listening to the animals, he
heard a loud noise from a distance. The noise was the jackals' howling. He
had not heard it for long time.
He was happy, after a long time he could meet his friends
again. The jackal forgot himself that he was a king now. He raised his head
and howling back to his friends.
The animals heard the howling of their king. They came to
know their king was just an ordinary jackal. He had been cheating them all
The animals were very angry with the jackal. They ran after
him to tear off his skin. But the jackal was very clever, he ran away from