Mouse Deer is an intelligent animal. He has a lot of sense so that he is always safe from the pursuit of the enemy. One day, he was chased by a dog. He hid behind a thicket of grass. The dog doesn’t know it and keeps chasing the mouse deer.
Carefully, Mouse Deer covered his footprints with dust so the dog wouldn’t sniff. As a result, even dogs do not know the existence of Mouse Deer. After a long time hiding and feels safe. Mouse deer out of the thicket, he walked in the opposite direction to the Dog, until he arrived at the riverbank.
“Looks like the river is quite deep. How do you cross it? “Thought Mouse Deer.
Mouse Deer walked towards the small banana tree. He wanted to make a raft from the tree. After the raft was finished, he pulled the raft to the river’s edge. Without realizing it, a large crocodile was watching him from behind. In an instant, the hare legs were pounced on by the crocodile.
“Oh crocodile, wait a minute!” Said Mouse Deer.
“What are you waiting for Mouse Deer? My stomach is hungry! Don’t dare to trick me! ”Snorted Crocodile.
“Don’t worry, Crocodile, I might not dare to trick you. But I’m hungry too, so let me look for food first, “replied Mouse Deer.
Crocodile just believe in Mouse Deer, He released his bite at Mouse Deer feet. Mouse Deer then told crocodiles to call his friends. Crocodile also obey the Mouse Deer’s request. In a short time, Crocodile friends surfaced.
“One of you must take me to the other side. I will look for food there so that my body will become fat and delicious for you to eat together, “said Mouse Deer.
It turns out that the crocodiles want to fulfill the deer demand. With joy, Kancil immediately climbed onto the crocodile’s back to cross.
“Enjoy your joy because soon you will enter my stomach. Remember, don’t try to trick me! ”Crocodile exclaimed to the Mouse Deer.
The crocodile waits for a mouse deer by the river, while a mouse deer looks for fruits to eat as much as you like. Soon after that. Mouse deer appears again with a fat belly. Apparently he was full.
“Crocodile, how many friends do you have?” Asked Mouse Deer.
“I’ve never counted, deer,” said Crocodile.
“Wow, how do I divide my flesh later? Alright, I counted your number. Now line up neatly to form a bridge to the other side, “said Mouse Deer wisely.
The crocodiles then lined up neatly. Mouse deer jump from crocodile’s back to the back of another crocodile while counting one, two, three, four, and so on. Until arrived hare across the river. Mouse Deer then waved his hand.
“Thank you Crocodile, and goodbye,” said Mouse Deer with a smile.
“Hey, you don’t just leave. I haven’t eaten you! “Crocodile exclaimed angrily.
“Oh sorry, you won’t be able to play my flesh,” shouted Mouse Deer while running, “You Mouse Deer, you can’t be trusted! Cheater! Mouse Deer, come back! ”Cried the crocodiles.
But, hare continue to run fast regardless of the crocodiles who want to eat it.
Moral message :
Ingenuity is indeed very important. However, under any circumstances, lying is not allowed. Find a better way to achieve your desires.