தக்கா ரினத்தனாய்த் தானொழுக வல்லானைச்
செற்றார் செயக்கிடந்த தில்
In a village, there lived a person called Rangan. His occupation is to take all the cattles in the village and leaving them for grazing and also look after those cattles carefully. He was paid by the villagers for his job. He looked after the cattles passionately. He used to talk with the cattles like, where to graze?, where not to go, How to be aware of wild animals attack etc.
One day he made a fence and made all the goats to graze inside the fence. He also instructed them to be safe from other wild animals as the place was near the forest. He was sitting at some distance under a tree and started playing flute. All the goats were grazing happily.
One calf of a goat called Kitty was grazing near the fence. A wolf, with its nose, began to sniff around. It saw through the fence, It saw kitty grazing near the fence. So it planned to play a trick. The wolf just poked its head into the fence and pretended like it was searching something. Kitty saw this. The innocent kitty wanted to help the wolf. So kitty asked, “What do you want?”
The wolf said, “Friend, friend… I’m looking for fresh grass here! I love fresh grass very much. If I eat it and drink water from the stream, how healthy and sweet it will be! All of you have the luck to graze this fresh grass! But I don’t have it…”
“Is that so? Do you eat grass? But my parents and my shepeard Rangan told that you eat only other animals?” asked the surprised kitty.
“No No…that’s all lies!” said the wolf.
“Oh! Is it? If that’s the case, fine. I’ll go ahead and show you the other side of the mountain where we can find fresh grass for grazing. We both can go, enjoy a meal, and become friends!” he said, then turned and went in the direction of the wolf.
The wolf was waiting for this oppurtunity and it was happy that his plan got success. As soon as kitty came out of the fence the wolf immediately pounced on it and devoured it.
The young kitty lost its life as it could not identify the enemies. If we don’t have much knowledge on the things we deal we have to accept the advice or orders of the head and elders. They can predict certain things from their experience.