Chinu the Cheetah and Minu the horse were sitting under the Oak tree, They were in great distress.Lining of hunger and thirst were clearly visible on their faces .It has been 2 years since it had rained.Both were sitting a in great thinking posture There was a great shortage of grass in the forest.Land was parched and instead of water only
sand was coming out from its crakes. Minu's whole family and his whole heard was dying of hunger.
Chinu the Cheetah was not in a bad position.Doom for the grass eating animals like buffaloes, horses, dear, zebras, giraffes, had turned out to be great blessings for meat eating animals like lions , tigers, and cheetas. All the grass eating animals had became very weak and pale.They were not in a position to run away from the predators.
Great Chimpanzee king was strolling in his royal cave. He was in a deep thought.He moved his lips and gave the wicked smile. “Hail to the greatest king!", praised the monkey the secretary.” Go and called the Minu the horse, but make sure no one comes to know about it”, Ordered the great king.
" Yes, my king.", in a low voice replied the secretary.
Minu the horse was sleeping in his house.It was midnight. Whole forest was engulfed in the
magic of deep and peaceful sleep.Suddenly there was knock on the door. Minu felt surprise and
“Who could be at this point of time?”,spoke the Minu.
As soon as he opened the door, a creature wrapped in a dark black cloth entered the house.As
soon as he came inside, he unwrapped himself and relieved his identity.He was the secretary.
” You, The Secretary of the king, What are you doing here? Why have you come here at this
point of time? What is your purpose?” Minu shooted questions at him.
” Great Chimpanzee king wants to meet you alone!”
” I will come in the morning to meet!”
” Not in the morning, Great king wants to meet you know, at this moment, It is the ordered of the
great king, and not a single creature of the jungle dare to disobey the great king!” Secretary
uttered those words with great pride.
Minu gave his consent for the meeting and went with the secretary to the royal cave.
See Minu, draught is very devastating.Every day your community members are dying from the
thirst and hunger.Great king wants to save the life of you and your whole community.In the royal
reserve we have lots of food and we will even open the royal lake for drinking water for you all.I
am not cruel and unkind like your friend Chinu and his community.They are the brutal, coward
animals, feeding on a lean, poor and innocent animals.Shame on them.”
Said the chimpanzee king.
" Great king is right Minu.It's time to think about yourself and your community.Save your clan!"
Advised the secretary.
Minu was listening everything, he thought for a while and asked, “What I suppose to do in return if I accept your offer”
Chimpanzee king and his servant both twisted their lips exhibiting a cunning smile.
Just to read our message in front of the jungle.
” I, Minu the horse hereby announce that, in the time of this grave drought, Great Chimpanzee
king has come to our rescue.He is ready to grant access to royal pasture and also to the royal
court.He is not as cruel as cheetas who eat our lean and hungry brothers.They are our
enemies.We should support and pay our homage to great king”;
Minu nodded and went back home.
Next day prove to be the day of fest and feast.As per the terms Royal pasture and Royal lake
were given access.
It became evening. “Listen, announcement, announcement.”
Spoke the monkey the messenger biting his drum, standing at the center of the jungle.
All the inhabitants of jungle, left their work and assemble their to listen to the words.
Minu the horse climbed on the high peak and read the message.
“Hail to the great king.We the inhabitant of the jungle are indebted to great king.He saved our
life and because of him we are happy today.He always want us to remain happy and
prosperous.Our King is very generous and loves his subject!”
All animals became happy and started praising king.
Minu the horse climbed down the peak, had a cunning smile at The King and his secretary and
went home with Chinu.