One day one the deer went very far away in search of fresh grass and did not come back. The other three friends got worried about the deer ,they waited till the morning and then decided to go to search the deer one by one. First the bird went to look for her friend. She flied here and there for a long time and at last she found the deer. She landed on the ground and went close to the deer who was caught in a net by some cruel hunter.
The deer said to the bird ,"Dear friend now my life is going to end, the hunter will eat me up". " Don't worry my friend just hang on there I'll be right back". Said the bird.
"I will follow you" Said the turtle. The bird held the rat in her claws and started flying. They reached the place where the deer was caught in a net. The rat cut the net with its sharp teeth and took the deer out.
As you know the turtle walks very slow so the hunter caught the turtle. The other three friends reached a safe place and started thinking that how they could save the turtle. The deer said, "I will go there and act as if my one leg has got hurt so the hunter would think that I can't run fast. He will then try to catch me, and when he will come after me I'll run very fast and will make myself safe.Meanwhile you both go to the turtle and get him out of the net and get away from there quickly". They completed their task and made the turtle free.
Moral of the story- True friends are always there for you.
Panchtantra Story Retold by -Aunt Mary
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