Once upon a time, a herd of elephants who went to gather honey for their in-laws. As they were walking along, they came upon Hare who was just about to cross the river. She requested one of them, ‘father, and please help me get across the river.’The elephant said, ‘You may jump on to my back ‘As Hare sat on elephant’s back, she noticed the two bags full of honey that the elephant was carrying. She started eating honey from one of the bags when she had eaten it, she called out to an elephant’father, please hand me a stone to play with ‘When she got the stone, she put it in an empty bag of honey, and started eating the honey from the second bag. When she had eaten it all, she again requested for another stone, and she put it in the second empty bag. When Hare came to know that the elephants were about to arrive at their destination, She said to the elephant, ‘Father, I have now arrived, please let me down. So Hare went on her way. Soon afterwards, the elephant looked at his bag Which were filled with stones .’The elephant exclaimed to the others, the clever Hare has finished all my honey. They caught up with Hare within no time, but as the elephants were about to grab her, she disappeared into a hole, but the elephant managed to catch hold of her tail got peeled off. Then the elephant next grabbed her by the leg. Hare shrieked from within and said,’Oh my dear father, you have broken my leg ‘.The elephant was struggling with the root Hare ran as fast as her legs could carry her. The elephant had managed to pull out the root to realize that it was not Hare’s leg. The elephant saw Hare leaping and jumping over bushes in a bid to escape. As Hare continued running, she said to herdsmen, ‘ Hey, you, do you see that elephant from yonder, you had better run away, for he is coming after you .’ When elephant saw the herdsmen running. He thought they were running after Hare. While elephant had been chasing the herdsmen, she had gained some time to run in the opposite direction. Hare kept running, and she came upon antelope grazing She said, ‘Hey, you antelope, you had better run away for that elephant is coming after you ‘The antelopes ran away as fast as they can, but they pointed out to him the direction that hare had followed.
At last, she came upon a group of other Hares and said, ‘You see that elephant coming from yonder? ‘You should all skin your tails for he is after those hares with unskinned tails.’Then all the hares skinned their tails. Elephant on noticing that all the hare’s tails were skinned, realized that hare had played a trick on him. An elephant could not find the culprit, for all the hares were alike.
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