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    THE CUNNINGTHE CUNNINGMINISTERSMINISTERS

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    Once there was a lion. He was the king of forest.

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    He had three ministers

    1. FOX

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    2. A LEOPARD

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    3. A WOLF

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    The king liked them(3ministers)

    verymuch. Oneday,acamel lost hiswayandcame to forest.

    Theministers brought him to the

    king. Thecamel was afraid of the

    lion, but the lion likedhimand soon

    they became friends.

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    The LEOPARD was strong andBeautiful, the wolf was braveand the

    fox was veryclever.

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    But thecamel was neitherbeautiful,norbrave orclever. He was ugly. But

    thecamel was honest so the lion

    lovedhim. The wolf, leopard,and the

    fox hated thecamel.

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    They said, The king is very fond of

    his new minister. Hedoes not loveusnow. Thecamel is ourenemy.

    Oneday the Lion fell ill. Hecalledhis

    ministers and said, I amhungryand

    I cannot go out to hunt. Please bring

    me some food.

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    So the leopard, the wolfand the fox

    went out forhunting and thecamelstayed behind, becausehe was not a

    hunter.

    The3ministers went to the forest to

    hunt, but theydid not findanyanimal.

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    The fox was verycunning,he thought

    ofa plan and told the leopardand thewolfabout it.

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    He said, Wehave found no animal.

    We shall kill ourenemy, thecamel.Hehas a big body. The leopardand

    the wolf said, Wecannot kill the

    camel because the king is very fond

    ofhim. The fox said, I havea

    plan,and they discussed.They werehappy to hearthe plan.

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    They said to the lion, Sirwehunted

    all day but got nothing. Lion said,But amdying ofhunger. Now the

    cunning fox talked to the leopardand

    the wolf in front of the lion. He said,

    ourking is dying ofhungerand so

    areyou. Please kill meandeat myflesh. I will givemy life to saveyou

    all.

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    No said the leopard & the wolf, youwant to save ourlives; but youhavea

    small body,andyourflesh will not beenough forthree ofus.

    Then the wolf said, please kill meandlet the king eat my flesh. I will gladlydie to savemy king. No, said both

    the fox and leopardat once, you toohavea small bodyandyourflesh willnot beenough forus.

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    The leopard now bowed to

    the lion and said, Pleasekill meand eat me!

    No, said the lion,

    I will not kill my faithful

    ministers just to savemy life.

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    The poorcamel did not know about theplan ofhis enemies. He bowed to the

    lion and said, Sir, please kill me,andeat me. The fox, the wolfand theleopard were just waiting forthecamel

    to say. Theyat once jumpedupon himand killedhim.