The Tiger's Wedding

Once upon a time, there was a young Tiger. He lived in the forests of Sundervan. All the animals of Sundervan were afraid of the tiger as he was a fierce beast.

Nobody dared go near the Tiger. "Never get in the way of that Tiger," the monkeys would instruct their young ones. "Get inside the cave, children, it's time for the Tiger to go for his evening stroll," the bears would warn their cubs. Actually, the tiger only looked fierce; in reality he was very gentle and kind at heart.

The Tiger's Wedding in Sundervan

When the tiger reached a marriageable age, he decided to look for a suitable match. Within a few days, he arranged his marriage to a beautiful tigress. After consulting the priests, an auspicious date was set. The tiger wanted to invite all the animals of Sundervan. "Maybe this way I can make realize that I am not all that bad," thought the tiger.

So, the tiger went through the forest, inviting all the animals he met. "You must come to my wedding, dear elephant," said the tiger,” to blow the trumpet!" "Y... Ye... s sir! D....D....definitely!" said the elephant. Then tiger said to the monkey,” You are good dancer, dear friend! You must come to my weeding to entertain the gathering!" The monkey nodded and leapt away.

"Please collect some fresh honey for the rituals, dear bear!" said the tiger. "Sure...." said the bear, avoiding the tiger's gaze. In this way, the tiger invited the crow, the cat, the elephant, the fox, the jackal, the monkey, the bear, the camel and the giraffe. But on the day of the wedding, none of the guests arrived at the venue. The tiger was very sad.

Later one day, the bear asked the elephant,” Why didn't you go to the tiger's wedding?" The elephant replied, "I am strong, but I still fear the tiger." Then he asked the bear, "Why didn't you go there, friend?" "I couldn't collect sufficient honey! The tiger would have been upset and may have even killed me," replied the bear. The monkey said that," I am so afraid of the tiger that I may not have been able to dance." "True it is, friends!" said the wise crow, "We can't share our happiness with someone we are afraid of!" Thus, all because of the needless fear the animals felt, no one attended the gentle tiger's wedding. If only they knew- don't judge a book by its cover.