A sparrow couple lived on a branch of a blackberry tree. The couple had a comfortable nest, where they lived happily. After some time, the female sparrow laid eggs. The couple was very happy. They were waiting for the arrival of their babies eagerly.
One day, a mighty elephant came wandering near the blackberry tree. The elephant liked the leaves of the blackberry tree. So he lifted his trunk above to pull down a branch of the tree. The sparrows saw the elephant, who was about to pull the branch. They screamed “o mighty elephant! Please don’t pull the branch, our nest is built on this tree and there are eggs in the nest”. We are anxiously waiting for our babies to come out. If you disturb this tree then our nest will fall down destroying the eggs.
The arrogant elephant did not pay any heed to the couple and said, “ I don’t bother what happens to your nest.” I need to eat. He pulled down a big branch, as apprehended the nest came down and all the eggs were broken. The couple cried bitterly. The callous elephant enjoyed the leaves and went away from there quietly.
The sparrow couple was angry and revengeful. The couple went to seek help from their other tiny friends. “ The arrogant elephant has broken our eggs” and cried bitterly. The crow couple, the frog, and the ant consoled the sparrow couple. Crow said “ Don’t cry my friend.” we can teach a lesson to that arrogant elephant.
All of them sat together and made a plan to teach the elephant a lesson, for his arrogance. Next day the sparrow and his small friends went in search of the elephant.
They saw the elephant and started attacking him. The ant swiftly entered into the elephant’s ear and started droning. The continuous droning in the ear made the elephant dizzy fell down. Now it was the turn of the crow couple to attack. The crow couple who were sitting on the tree swooped down fast and pecked the elephant in both the eyes with their sharp beaks making him blind. The elephant cried aloud in pain.
The elephant was totally baffled by these sudden attacks. His throat and mouth were parched. So he ran down towards the lake with his blind eyes. Now it was the turn of the frog. The frog jumped to near a huge ditch and started cracking aloud. Hearing the cracking, the blind elephant thought that he was close to the lake and went in the direction of the ditch. The very next moment he was down inside the ditch and died soon. The sparrow couple and their friends had taught a lesson to the mighty elephant.
INTELLIGENCE IS MIGHTIER THAN BRAVERY.