A Kangaroo Court!

Genre : Fiction

Once, in the jungle of Promise Land all the animals were squabbling over who should be authorized as the most efficient protector of the jungle. While it was supposed to be a unanimous decision, one by one, everybody was given a fair chance to come forward and voice their opinion on why they thought they were the best contender for the possession. 

Lion: “I am the ruler, conqueror of all – I am the ultimate protector of this jungle! Why are we even contesting for this?”

Elephant: “You may the ruler, but I am the strongest among all. I can whirl anyone in my trunk and throw him far away from Promise Land to a place from where he can never return!”

Cheetah: “My pace is swifter than the wind, no one can step before me. I am the most efficient protector in this whole terrain.”

Giraffe: “Can you fellows trace things before me? I am the one who looks after the jungle to give the high sign when crisis approaches us.”

Wolf: “. . and I can smell danger before anyone else does. I deserve to be labeled as the protector of the jungle.”

Even the tiniest creatures came up with their standpoints; while the Squirrel said she was the wittiest in handling even the toughest of situations, the Porcupine resented and quoted that he was the cleverest, to which the Serpent uttered that as the preeminent protector only he had the potentiality to scare the living daylights out of any soul who dared to do harm to his jungle.

Hours passed, but the debate went on and on with no concluding name. Realizing that it was too late, all of them decided to continue the meeting on the next day and further settled to head towards their home and sleep.

A while later when everyone slept peacefully, the Owl performed his daily dose of duty of soaring and encircling around the land, and finally sitting satisfactorily on the branch of a Eucalyptus tree to ogle at the distance land ensuring that no mishap could tap his abode.

 

“Wise are those who ponder in their own silence without being vexed on how they’re being inspected. Foolish are those who focus only on levering themselves as superior to others, for, when all is said and done the only attribute that’ll matter will be the endeavor, not the status that’ll be appended to your name.” 

 

(400 Words)

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. prashantt says:

    Beautifully expressed lesson via wonderful story setup.Have a great day ahead 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks, Prashantt. 🙂
      A very happy day to you too!

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  2. Gastradamus says:

    We love it. They all have their purpose. Some may lead for different reason. Start marketing this thing, because you’ve got a gift. Would love your feedback on a few of our short stories at Gastradamus. Please check out Queen Kong and I…Blue Jasmine and Miss Scarlet

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    1. Absolutely! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Will surely go through your short stories and leave a feedback. 🙂

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      1. Gastradamus says:

        Thank you so much, I wasn’t kidding about your writing abilities, keep it going

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      2. Thanks yet again.Means a lot! 🙂

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  3. Great story and good post.👌👌👌👌👌

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  4. wow, loved this!! True message and visual storytelling. WRITE MORE STORIES!!! ❤ ❤

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    1. Really? Your wish is my command then! 😀
      Will try to post more stories. Thank you for your lovely comment! 🙂

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      1. Of course, my friend!! (Can’t wait to see what else you’ll come up with 🙂 )

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      2. Hopefully something that’ll match your expectation! 🙂

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  5. I thought it’s gonna be a humourous story just to relax.. Moral stories are always welcome.

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    1. Sorry for the no humor part, but thanks for the comment! 🙂

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  6. Idle Muser says:

    An innovative way of reminding us how foolish it is of us to try to fame ourselves as the most superior. I liked it. 😉
    Last lines sum up it all. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks, Aditi! I’m glad you could relate to the concluding statement. Thank you for your appreciation! 🙂

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  7. Idle Muser says:

    But one question – How come is the title related to the story (though I loved it too)?
    I know I should have understood but couldn’t.

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    1. I’m glad you asked Aditi, so “A Kangaroo Court” is a phrase that basically refers to a mock court where principles or laws are avoided – over here, in the story its just the same – every character/ animal shows disdain towards the other animal’s credentials only because of their selfish greed to acquire the title of being the best protector of the jungle. Rather than agreeing upon the fact that each one of them is equally capable, they fight only to show how superior they are – thus, mocking on their own selves. That is how, the Owl in the end is visualized as the wisest one. Neither does he propagandize his skills, nor does he step in their futile discussion. I guess that is how we should also behave- talk only when it makes sense and never exhibit our ability unless the situation demands us to do so!

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      1. Idle Muser says:

        Oh alright. I didn’t know about this phrase. But now as I know, your content did absolute justice to the title.
        Now I adore this post more.😉😃

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      2. Your comment added more value to it. Thank you so much, Aditi! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Idle Muser says:

        It’s my pleasure. 🙂

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  8. akansha1602 says:

    A lovely message through an amazing post. Enjoyed reading.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks for appreciating the post! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  9. shreyans says:

    Did you write this?
    This was so creative..
    Inspired..
    Shreyans

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, I did write it and I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks a ton for appreciating the post! 🙂

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  10. shreyans says:

    Must say..well done
    Shreyans

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  11. Hi, this is my first time visiting your blog, and it is downright amazing i must say. All the sections – the short stories, the photography, the doodles with such cute verses, the researched articles – show just how talented and versatile you are. Looking forward to more posts. 🙂 good day.

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    1. Hey, thank you so much. It always feels good to receive such comments from amazing bloggers like you. Do keep in touch with your lovely feedback. 🙂

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