Once upon a time there was a crane who lived by the side of a beautiful lake. The lake was full of fishes ,crabs and other water animals . The crane was quite lazy and did not want to make any effort to get the food for himself ,he wanted to get his food very easily and always thought about that.
"Oh , no! It is really such a bad news, I should tell it to my family and friends immediately '', Crab said.
"Don't be panic , please, I can help you all to survive ,I do not want to see you all dead .'' "Please tell me how can you help us''? Crab asked to the crane .
"There is a very good lake , not very far away from here , I can take all of you there one by one and you can live there safely. "
"Oh, you are so kind , you will save our lives ". The crab went into the lake to tell all the animals, what the crane said . The poor innocent creatures decided that they will leave the lake one by one with the help of crane .
Though the crab was frightened he gathered all his courage and grabbed the neck of crane with his claws and said '' Take me back to my home otherwise I will kill you ".The crane had no other choice and he flew back.
When the crane landed on the lake shore the crab jumped into the lake and saved his life . He told all the other creatures about the misdeed of the greedy crane and they all learned the lesson that one should ''Never Trust A Stranger''
(Panchtantra Story) Re-Told by - Aunt Mary
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