A MORAL STORY IN ENGLISH SAINOS, IN FREE VERSE, ABOUT A LION AND A HARE
A lion lived in forest
That killed animals daily one
Claiming himself as the king of all.
The animals ran all sides
Finding it difficult to save
But surely knew, daily one got less.
That worried the little ones
So much that they began trembling
And avoided going out of shells.
But how long to remain so
Was their biggest problem in life
So pushed by hunger all did come out.
Hungry lion laughed to self
Caught one and dragged up to his den
Sipped blood and chewed flesh for whole two days.
There was great fuss and murmur
They looked for life in the greatest fright
Assembled to find a fine way out.
But then there, none did dare speak
About the best course of action
When there was nothing other than losing heart.
Then a frail old hare got up,
Said that he had a brilliant plan
To put their enemy to last breath.
All agreed to test his plan
Whereupon the old hare moved on
Towards the ugly den of a lion.
Stealthily as he reached there
The lion in rage raised his head
And said, ‘Your death brought you here to me.’
‘ Your Highness, I have bad news
But I’m sorry to tell you:
There’s a lion who claims your kingship!’
Suddenly the lion rose
‘Take me to that, he spoke loudly
‘I shall smash him to dust as a rat.’
The hare rushed up to a well
Showed the lion the deep water
Whereupon he jumped to kill his foe.
The hare ran up to others
As his happiness knew no bounds
And told them proudly that they were free!
MORAL Lesson: Skill is better than strength.
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English Saino inventor
Damak, Jhapa , Nepal