Why the hippopotamus has a short tail | short Story-300+ words
This is a short story about the Hippopotamus, here in this story why the hippopotamus has a short tail. I know this story is hypothetical but the story is great to listen to and read.
A long time ago, only the king of the forest i.e. lion had a tail. The other animals were in trouble because they could not keep the insects off.
One day all the animals gathered together and decided to beg the king for a tail. So, they went to the lion and explained their problem. Finally, the lion agreed to give a tail to the other animals. He ordered them to come to his den the next morning. All animals went to get the tail as quickly as they could. The hippopotamus was a lazy animal. So, he decided to eat, rest and go to take the tail.
The lion had a large number of tails for the animals to choose from. The fox was first to reach the lion and got the finest bushy tail. Similarly, the squirrel, the wild horse, and others who went to the lion each got a tail according to their choice.
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By the time the hippo got up from the long sleep, it was too late for him. Hurriedly he rushed to the lion’s den. There was only one tail remaining. It was a tiny little tail that the other animals had rejected.
All the animals were keeping away the insects with the tail that got from the lion. The hippo’s tail was so small that he could not keep the flies away. All the flies went after him. So, he rushed into the water and sat in it. Even, today, the hippo spends much of his time in the water with his useless tail, which he got because of his unpunctuality.
Moral:- Don’t be late when an opportunity is waiting so be on time to act.