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.”