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The Fox, the Cock and the Dog

Posted by kathavarta on December 10, 2008

One moonlight night a Fox was prowling about a farmer’s hen-coop, and saw a Cock roosting high up beyond his reach.

“Good news, good news!” he cried.

“Why, what is that?” said the Cock.

“King Lion has declared a universal truce. No beast may hurt a bird henceforth, but all shall dwell together in brotherly friendship.”

“Why, that is good news,” said the Cock; “and there I see some one coming, with whom we can share the good tidings.” And so saying he craned his neck forward and looked afar off.

“What is it you see?” said the Fox.

“It is only my master’s Dog that is coming towards us. What, going so soon?” he continued, as the Fox began to turn away as soon as he had heard the news.

“Will you not stop and congratulate the Dog on the reign of universal peace?”

“I would gladly do so,” said the Fox, “but I fear he may not have heard of King Lion’s decree.”

Moral:
Cunning often outwits itself.
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Divorce

Posted by kathavarta on December 9, 2008

An elderly man in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.”

“Pop, what are you talking about?” the son screams.

“We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” the old man says. “We’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her,” and he hangs up.

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. “They’re not getting divorced if I have anything to do about it,” she shouts, “I’ll take care of this.”

She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at the old man, “You are NOT getting divorced. Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my brother back, and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?” and hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife and says, “Okay, they’re coming for Thanksgiving…now what do we tell them for Christmas?”

By: Jagadeesh, for http://www.19.5degs.com
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The Fox and the Cat

Posted by kathavarta on December 7, 2008

A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies.

“I have a whole bag of tricks,” he said, “which contains a hundred ways of escaping my enemies.”

“I have only one,” said the Cat; “but I can generally manage with that.”

Just at that moment they heard the cry of a pack of hounds coming towards them, and the Cat immediately scampered up a tree and hid herself in the boughs.

“This is my plan,” said the Cat. “What are you going to do?”

The Fox thought first of one way, then of another, and while he was debating the hounds came nearer and nearer, and at last the Fox in his confusion was caught up by the hounds and soon killed by the huntsmen.

Miss Puss, who had been looking on, said:

Moral:
“Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon.”
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The Fox and the Bramble

Posted by kathavarta on December 6, 2008

A Fox was mounting a hedge when he lost his footing and caught hold of a Bramble to save himself.

Having pricked and grievously tom the soles of his feet, he accused the Bramble because, when he had fled to her for assistance, she had used him worse than the hedge itself.

The Bramble, interrupting him, said, “But you really must have been out of your senses to fasten yourself on me, who am myself always accustomed to fasten upon others.”

Moral:
To the selfish all are selfish.
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Laloo’s son marriage

Posted by kathavarta on October 29, 2008

Laloo Prasad Yadav talks to his son.

Laloo: I want you to marry a girl of my choice
Son: “I want to choose my own bride”.
Laloo: “But the girl is Ambani’s daughter.”
Son: “Well, in that case…… Yes”

Next Laloo approaches Mukesh Ambani

Laloo: “I have a husband for your daughter.”
Ambani: “But my daughter is too young to marry.”
Laloo: “But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank.”
Ambani: “Ah, in that case…..Yes”

Finally Laloo goes to see the president of the World Bank.

Laloo: “I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president.”
President: “But I already have more vice-presidents than I need.”
Laloo: “But this young man is Ambani’s son-in-law.”
President: “Ah, in that case…….Yes.”

This is how business is done!!!

By: Jagadeesh, for http://www.19.5degs.com
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Scientific Capability

Posted by kathavarta on October 29, 2008

So once three scientists American, Japanese, and Pakistani are discussing their nation’s scientific capability.

The American says, “In our country there was this boy who lost his legs in an accident, and we put artificial ones, and today u know he’s an Olympic gold medalist!”

So the Japanese laughs and says, “This is nothing. In our nation there was this boy who lost his hands and legs in accident and we put artificial ones, and today u know, he’s karate champion!”

Now the Pakistani laughs and says, “These are nothing, in our nation there was this boy who had no brains, and so we put a coconut in his head, and today u know…… he is the ‘Military ruler of Pakistan!”

By: Jagadeesh, for http://www.19.5degs.com
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