The Clever Cock
In a village, there was a clever cock that used to wake up the villagers by his crowing. Once a jackal went to him and said, "I have heard that you have a lovely voice."
The cock felt pleased on hearing his praise. He at once started crowing 'Cock-a-doodle-doo."
The jackal got an opportunity. He at once caught hold of the cock by his teeth and fled towards the jungle.
Seeing this, the villagers ran after the jackal. The cock thought of a plan and said to jackal, "Look, the villagers are after you. Tell them that I am yours and not theirs."
As soon as the jackal opened his mouth, the cock ran away to the villagers.