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Panchatantra: The Hunter And The Doves

A long time ago, there was a huge banyan tree that stood at the outskirts of a small village. Many kinds of birds had their nests on this tree. Travellers, too, used to stop by for rest under the tree’s shade.

One day, a fowler happened to come to the tree. He saw that many types of birds lived there. So, he set up his net below the tree and scattered a few grains of rice to attract the birds there. But, a crow who lived on the tree had seen the hunter setting up the net and warned the other birds not to go down to eat the grains.
But, at the same time, a flock of doves were flying past the banyan tree. They saw the grains of rice scattered around the tree and went down to eat them. Suddenly, a huge net fell over them and trapped them. They struggled to get out of it but couldn’t. They could see the fowler walking towards them looking delighted at having caught so many doves.

The doves were distressed and thought that their end was near. But the king of the doves was very wise. He thought of a plan and said, “We must do something very quickly to free ourselves. We

should all fly up carrying the net with us. Once we manage to get away from the fowler, we can think of what to do next. So, let’s fly now.”
The doves listened to their king’s advice. Each dove held a part of the huge net in his beak and all of them flew up together. The fowler was amazed to see this happening. He had never expected that such a thing could happen. He ran after the flock of doves but they flew much faster than him. Soon, they had come a good distance away from him and they saw that he had given up the chase.

Then the king spoke to the doves, “You all did very well. Now, our next task is to free ourselves from this net. I know a mouse who lives not very far from here. He is a good friend of mine and he will surely help us." So, they went to meet the mouse.

On reaching the mouse’s hole, the king dove said, “Dear mouse, I am your friend, the king dove. We are in great difficulty and we need your help.”
Hearing his friend’s voice, the mouse came out of his hole. He saw the doves and their king trapped in the net and said, “Oh! Who did this? I

will set you free right away.” He started nibbling at the net next to the king to set him free. But the king dove said, “No, dear friend, set my subjects free first. No king can see his subjects in pain and be free himself.”
The mouse praised the king and started nibbling at the net to set free the doves. He nibbled off the net easily with his sharp teeth and after freeing all the doves, he freed the king dove at last.

The doves were very grateful to the mouse. They thanked the mouse and flew away.
This story proves that unity is strength.

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Panchatantra: The Hunter And The Doves

Panchatantra Stories | 3-12 yrs | Reading Pod

A long time ago, there was a huge banyan tree that stood at the outskirts of a small village. Many kinds of birds had their nests on this tree. Travellers, too, used to stop by for rest under the tree’s shade.

One day, a fowler ......


A long time ago, there was a huge banyan tree that stood at the outskirts of a small village. Many kinds of birds had their nests on this tree. Travellers, too, used to stop by for rest under the tree’s shade.

One day, a fowler happened to come to the tree. He saw that many types of birds lived there. So, he set up his net below the tree and scattered a few grains of rice to attract the birds there. But, a crow who lived on the tree had seen the hunter setting up the net and warned the other birds not to go down to eat the grains.
But, at the same time, a flock of doves were flying past the banyan tree. They saw the grains of rice scattered around the tree and went down to eat them. Suddenly, a huge net fell over them and trapped them. They struggled to get out of it but couldn’t. They could see the fowler walking towards them looking delighted at having caught so many doves.

The doves were distressed and thought that their end was near. But the king of the doves was very wise. He thought of a plan and said, “We must do something very quickly to free ourselves. We should all fly up carrying the net with us. Once we manage to get away from the fowler, we can think of what to do next. So, let’s fly now.”
The doves listened to their king’s advice. Each dove held a part of the huge net in his beak and all of them flew up together. The fowler was amazed to see this happening. He had never expected that such a thing could happen. He ran after the flock of doves but they flew much faster than him. Soon, they had come a good distance away from him and they saw that he had given up the chase.

Then the king spoke to the doves, “You all did very well. Now, our next task is to free ourselves from this net. I know a mouse who lives not very far from here. He is a good friend of mine and he will surely help us.” So, they went to meet the mouse.

On reaching the mouse’s hole, the king dove said, “Dear mouse, I am your friend, the king dove. We are in great difficulty and we need your help.”
Hearing his friend’s voice, the mouse came out of his hole. He saw the doves and their king trapped in the net and said, “Oh! Who did this? I will set you free right away.” He started nibbling at the net next to the king to set him free. But the king dove said, “No, dear friend, set my subjects free first. No king can see his subjects in pain and be free himself.”
The mouse praised the king and started nibbling at the net to set free the doves. He nibbled off the net easily with his sharp teeth and after freeing all the doves, he freed the king dove at last.

The doves were very grateful to the mouse. They thanked the mouse and flew away.
This story proves that unity is strength.

For more interesting Panchatantra stories for kids, go to : http://mocomi.com/fun/stories/panchatantra/

For other interesting stories for kids, browse though our huge collection of short stories here : http://mocomi.com/fun/stories/

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  1. can this story panchatantra:the hunter and the doves available in hindi.i need it in hindi.if it is available please give me a mail.