FAIRY TALES BOOKS
FAIRY TALES BOOKS
This story is taken from Fairy Tales Books. This is a collection of stories for children.
STORY FROM FAIRY TALES BOOKS
TIGER, CUNNING FOX AND TAILOR BIRD
There was a very huge forest. The forest was full of trees. Many birds and animals roamed about in that forest. A sweet breeze blew over the forest the whole day. Lovely lakes were here and there in the forest. The forest was very beautiful!
KING OF THE FOREST IN FAIRY TALES BOOKS
However, people never entered this forest. They were all scared of this huge forest. This is because the king of the forest was a fierce tiger. The tiger had a pretty tigress. Tiger killed animals and brought them to his house and Tigress cooked them deliciously.
TIGRESS LOVED HUMAN FLESH IN FAIRY TALES BOOKS
The tiger hated human beings. Whenever he saw a man in the forest, he pounced upon him. Tigress was very fond of human curry! Hence, nobody dared to enter that forest.
EVERYBODY WAS AFRAID OF THE TIGER IN FAIRY TALES BOOKS
And why only men, no animal of the forest even dared to come in front of the tiger. Who knows if Tiger kills them!
TIGRESS WAS A GREAT COOK
But Tiger had one good quality. In one day he killed only one animal. Tigress cooked it deliciously and Tiger ate till his tummy was full. Then taking burps he went to roam in the forest. He no more disturbed any animal then. Days passed by in this way.
THE CUNNING FOX IN FAIRY TALES BOOKS
Now in that forest lived a fox. The fox was very cunning. He too had heard about Tigress’ culinary skills. Fox wanted to taste her food but was scared of Tiger. One day the cunning fox thought of a plan. He dressed up very well. Then when Tiger went out of the house, he entered slyly and called, “Aunt Tigress! Aunt Tigress! Are you there?” Tigress came out and saw a fox.The cunning fox quickly touched her feet and said, “Aunt, Uncle Tiger praises so much about you. So I’ve come to meet you.”
THE CUNNING FOX PRAISES TIGRESS IN FAIRY TALES BOOKS
Tigress was very happy hearing her praises. The cunning fox again said, “Aunty, uncle even said you’re a great cook.” Tigress was extremely happy. She then said, “Yesterday I cooked a boar curry and fried a few frogs. A little bit of these is still left. Will you have that nephew?”
CUNNING FOX WAS SUCCESSFUL
Fox was very happy. His plan was successful. He ate and praised Tigress simultaneously. After finishing the food he told Tigress, “Aunty, don’t tell uncle about my coming here. Who knows when he’s angry or when he’s happy? I would rather tell him when he’s in a pleasant mood.” Saying this the cunning fox again touched the feet of Tigress and left.
CUNNING FOX HAD GOOD TIME IN FAIRY TALES BOOKS
Since then the cuning fox had a real good time. Frequently he came to Tiger’s house, flattered Tigress, ate delicious food, and went away. The cunning fox nowadays had no worries to hunt animals for his food. Foolish Tigress was very pleased with Fox. She thought Tiger’s nephew was really very good. Hence, whatever she cooked, she kept aside for Fox. He came, ate, and went away smacking his lips.
A TAILOR BIRD COMES TO THE FOREST IN FAIRY TALES BOOKS
One day a tailor bird flew into that forest. The whole day she flew here and there in the forest and ate fruits, worms, and insects. At night time she would fly into her nest and take a rest. Tailor Bird’s nest was on the topmost branch of a tree and she flew in the sky. Hence, Tiger couldn’t see her. She, too, was not scared of Tiger, Fox, or Bear.
TAILOR BIRD SEES THE CUNNING FOX FAIRY TALES BOOKS
Now, one day Tailor Bird sat on a tree in front of Tiger’s house eating worms. She saw a fox entering Tiger’s house. Tigress fed him very well. Then the cunning fox went away praising the tigress. Tailor Bird was very cunning. She understood the cunning fox was cheating the foolish tigress by praising her and filling his tummy with delicacies.
TAILOR BIRD CHIRPED ABOUT THE CUNNING FOX
All around the forest Tailor Bird flew and chirped, “Cunning Fox is cheating foolish Tigress. He goes to Tiger’s house and fills his tummy with delicious food.” Gradually all the birds and animals in the forest heard the tailorbird. They started to make fun of Tiger. Tiger was very angry with Tailor Bird. But what to do? Tiger couldn’t fly!
CUNNING FOX HIDES HIMSELF IN FAIRY TALES BOOKS
Tiger was angry with cunning fox too. The cunning fox knew Tiger won’t leave him. Hence, he stopped going to Tiger’s house. He hid behind some hogla bush. Tiger was so angry that he went straight to Falcon. Falcon lived on the top of the tallest tree in the forest.
TIGER COMES TO FALCON IN FAIRY TALES BOOKS
On seeing Tiger, Falcon said, “What do you want Uncle Tiger?” Tiger said, “A tiny tailor bird has dared to insult me, the king of the forest.” Falcon was shocked, “What are you saying Uncle Tiger? A tiny tailor bird has insulted you!” Tiger replied, “Yes. She has dared because she flies high up in the sky. Hence, I’ve come to you. You’ll catch the bird and bring her to me. I’ll swallow her alive.”
FALCON CATCHES TAILOR BIRD
The next morning Falcon started on his mission to catch Tailor Bird. He flew high up in the sky. At one time he saw Tailor Bird singing from the top of a tree. Immediately Falcon swooped down, clutched down, and brought her to Tiger.
THE BEARS GUARD THE TIGER
Tiger roared in anger seeing the tailorbird. He called three bears and said, “I’m going to swallow the tailorbird. You three raise your paws and keep a guard so the bird can’t escape.” The bears raised their paws and guarded while Tiger swallowed Tailor Bird alive.
TIGER SWALLOWED TAILOR BIRD
Now the tailor bird fluttered inside Tiger’s tummy. So Tiger felt like vomiting. Within moments Tiger threw out Tailor Bird. The three bears tried to catch the bird but instead injured the tiger’s face. In the meantime, Tailor Bird flew very far away from that forest.
TIGER SPENT HIS DAYS SADLY IN FAIRY TALES BOOKS
Unable to teach Tailor Bird a lesson, Tiger spent his days very sadly. After six months the injuries on Tiger’s face were cured. But Tiger never got back his handsome face again.