PARROT AND DEER
Chinnu parrot at Thathamangalam had two chicks, Chakkaran and Vikkaran. Chakkaran was very calm and quiet while Vikkaran was vey mischievous. Though Vikkaran was just a few weeks old he wished to fly high in the sky and roam around everywhere. One day, Chinnu decided to
to a far away hilly forest area in search of food. Before leaving the nest, she closed the door and warned her
fly sons, “Dears, don‛t come out of your nest till I return; there are many who have an eye on you”. They nodded their heads in response to their mother and said, “Yes mother, we will never come out till you come back.” On hearing this Chinnu flew away peacefully.
After a while, Vikkaran came out of the door without telling his brother. He was excited to see the outside world. But as he stepped forward, he slipped and fell down. “Klee, klee, klee”, he chirped loudly. Cheeran fox, who was on the lookout for a prey heard this chirping and soon appeared there. On seeing Cheeran and feeling imminent danger, he crawled to a hut nearby. It was the house of their family friend, Deer. Though Cheeran came there, Deer made some noise and sent him back. Deer asked, “Hi, parakeet, you are very young, how did you reach here alone?” Vikkaran told the whole story and requested Deer to help him get back home. Deer felt pity on him and said, “Come and sit on my back, I will take you to your home.” Vikkaran immediately jumped up and sat on Deer‛s back who then walked towards Vikkaran‛s house. On the way, they met Chinnu who was running around in search of her son. When the mother saw Vikkaran she felt very happy. She shouted, “Where were you Vikkaran?”
Deer said to Chinnu, “Look my dear friend, Vikkaran was in trouble and had I not seen him he would have been eaten by the wicked fox today”. Vikkaran also expressed his regret for not obeying his mother‛s advice. He said in tears, “I‛m sorry mother, I disobeyed you and God punished me; I will never act against your advice.” Chinnu thanked Deer and returned with her son to their