Long long time ago, there lived a farmer and his wife in a quiet village. They had a new born son. The farmer’s wife wanted to have a pet animal to protect the child which would also be a companion to the child.So one day when the farmer found a baby mongoose, he thought it would be a perfect companion to his son. The farmers wife was not very happy about this and didnt trust the mongoose.But the farmer started rearing the mongoose with his son.
While the farmer slept, a snake slithered into the house and made for the cradle.The mongoose was smelled it and quickly thought of the baby and ran towards the snake.Mongoose and snakes are natural enemies. Not expecting a mongoose there, the snake was taken by surprise.There was a terrible fight between them. The mongoose too was injured and bloody but eventually the mongoose won and killed the snake.The little mongoose was so happy that he saved the baby that he scampered out to show the farmer what he had done.
That very minute the farmer’s wife returned and on seeing the bloody mongoose, she immediately inferred that the mongoose had killed the child. In anger she threw the heavy box of groceries,she was carrying, on the mongoose and the mongoose was killed. She then rushed inside to see her baby. She was surprised to find a dead snake lying in the room. She guessed that that the mongoose had saved the baby’s life by killing the snake. But alas, it was too late. The mongoose was already dead.
Moral of the story: Don’t act in haste. Think before you act.