These three were great friends, and they lived together in the community. One day the hare suggested that their mothers were too old to live so the best thing was to kill them by throwing them to sea. They all agreed, but the hare did not throw his mother into the sea. Instead, he looked for the mortar and pestle, and he covered it with bark cloth, pretending this was his mother.
So after many days the kite confirmed that the mother of the hare was still alive. He told his friend, and the leopard decided to go and observe. So the kite took the leopard and showed him where to hide. He watched and observed, as well. They decided that, since the hare had deceived them, they must kill his mother too. Before the hare went into the cave, the leopard came and knocked at the door, pretending to be the hare. The leopard then killed her, drank her blood, shaved her hair, and dressed her properly in beautiful skins.
Soon the hare came and there was no response. So he pushed the door and came in and found his mother was dressed very well. He thought there was some special event for the day, but his mother would not respond. When he came closer, he found that the mother was dead. He immediately knew it was the leopard and the kite who had done this. In the evening, he went back to their place. Around the fireplace in the evening, the hare kept sitting where the smoke would go into his eyes to cover up the fact he was crying. His friends said he should not fool himself because he tricked them into killing their mothers and they did the same to him. This story teaches us deceit leads to revenge.
Moral of the tale is that a child should learn not to trust too easily, not to be deceived by a friend, not to lie, and not to murder. Unfortunately, one of the major consequences of the war has been the loss of the large, valued population of elders who would tell stories like the one above. By A Web design Company
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