Short Stories : The Two friends and the Bear
The Two friends and the Bear
Mangal and Chandu were two good friends. They used to spend a good amount of time together. One day, they were passing through a forest near their village. Suddenly they saw a bear coming towards them.
Mangal knew climbing. So he hurriedly climbed up a tall tree to his safety. Chandu did not know how to climb a tree . However , Mangal did not bother about his friend Chandu.
Chandu stood there helplessly for a few moments. Suddenly an idea flashed in his mind. He had heard that the wild animals did not touch the dead body. So Chandu applied his wisdom and laid down on the ground as a dead person.
Soon the bear reached there. He Sniffed Chandu’s face and thought he was dead. The bear did not touch Chandu and went on his way.
After sometime, Mangal climbed down from the tree and asked Chandu, What did the bear say in your ears, when you were lying?
Chandu replied bitterly, “ He told me to keep away from Selfish friends like you.”
MORAL : Keep away from opportunists.