Short Fable Story: A Monkey Finding Flaws
Short Fable Story Not Only For Kids: A Monkey Finding Flaws
A monkey enjoys to search the other’s fleas while human being enjoys to search other’s flaw or fault. This short fable story with moral is not only for kids.
A monkey and a mouse-deer or chevrotain called Kanchil or Sang Kancil sat near the river.
Mr. Monkey saw something wrong with Mouse Deer’s body.
“You are so dirty. You must be lazy to take a shower. I see many fleas at your head and body,” said Mr. Monkey.
“Oh, that’s why my skin becomes itchy,” said Mouse Deer.
“You are so dirty animals. You have many fleas and lice,” said Mr. Monkey, laughing at Mouse Deer.
Mr. Monkey searched, caught, and ate some lice and fleas as animals had no knowledge of medical treatment for head lace or fleas.
“I’am a louse buster. You don’t know how to get rid of fleas, do you? You must duplicate my clean habits,” said Mr. Monkey.
Both of them heard the laughter of small animals.
“Who’s laughing at me?” asked Mr. Monkey.
“We are laughing at you!” said a tiny animals at Mr. Monkey’s head.
“Who are you? It’s nothing to laugh at?” said Mr. Monkey.
“I’m Captain Louse, the leader of lice and fleas at your head and body. We are laughing at you because you see dirtiness at other but you are not aware of dirtiness at yourself. You are fond of finding fleas at others but you ignore the fleas and lice at you. It’s ridiculous,” said a tiny animal.
“How dare you to say that, tiny animal! I’ll catch you!” said Mr. Monkey, with anger hitting his own head again and again.
As the wind blew, Captain Louse and his friend went with the wind.
Mouse deer smiled at Mr. Monkey and said, “Let’s take a bath in the river. It’s the time to clean our body.”
Mr. Monkey was embarassed as he had criticized Mouse Deer. He was aware that he was also dirty.
What is the moral of the story?
Oral Javanese metaphor says,”Don’t scrutinize other’s fleas of flaws.”
Do not be fond of finding or searching other’s people mistake.
This short fable story is written by YW Purnomosidhi a.k.a Mas Wahyu Didik.