Bug And The Poor Flea
There was flea, named Mandbudhini. She lived in the
pleats of white silk spread on king’s huge decorative bed. She was spending her
days happily feeding on king’s blood without being noticed. One day, a bug
accidently entered the beautifully ornamented bedroom of the king.
When the flea saw the bug, she alarmed him, “Hello bug,
you have come to the wrong place. This is King’s room. Leave this place before
somebody notices you.”
The bug answered,” Dear, this is not the proper way to
treat a guest. You should greet your guest with sweet words and offer something
to eat. I have tasted most type of blood of animals and human but never got
chance to taste the royal blood. I believe it must be very tasty as the king
eats healthy and tasty food. I would love to enjoy the king’s blood, if you
The flea thought for a while and said, “O bug, you suck
the blood horribly. I suck the king’s blood when he is in his deep sleep. You
may also taste the royal blood if you promise to hold yourself till the king is
asleep. Moreover, first I will feed myself then is your turn.”
The bug agreed
to the flea’s term.
Soon after, the king arrived in his room to sleep. The
bug was getting impatient and decided to sip the blood of the king. As the king
was not in deep sleep, so he jumped out of his bed at the bug’s horrible bite.
The king called his servants to enquire what was in his bed that caused him
discomfort. The servants searched the bed minutely. In meantime the bug
cornered himself in the bed. While searching the pleats of the sheet, they
found a flea between the pleats. They killed her and the king went to sleep.
Moral: The false promises of friends as well as
strangers have no value. You end up paying for it.