AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK IS AS FOLLOWS:
Right Place for the Wicked
Once, a lion got trapped in a big and strong cage. He was angry. He tried to break the rods of the cage and free himself but they were too strong for him. He lost all hopes of freedom.
A simple and innocent man came that way. He was surprised to see the lion in the cage. The lion said in a humble tone, â€œO great man, you know all and you can do everything. You can easily free me from this cage which was placed here by some cruel hunters. When Iâ€™m free I will reward you to show my appreciation.â€The man said, â€œI like your attitude but to talk to a lion in a cage is one thing, and to be face to face with a free lion is a different matter altogether. The moment you are free, youâ€™ll pounce on me and kill me for your food!â€
â€œIâ€™m the king of the forest. Iâ€™m not an ungrateful creature. How can I attack my saviour? If you free me I shall always remain grateful to you. You will surely be rewarded. If you do not free me, then either I will die or may be serve in a circus as a slave. I request you. Please, please free me,â€ the lion implored.
He was a kind-hearted, simple man. He felt pity for the lion. He opened the latch of the cage and freed the lion.
The moment the lion came out of the cage he stretched his body and roared, â€œYou foolish man, say your last prayers and be ready to die!â€
There was an obvious change in the tone of the lion. The man wept and protested, â€œYou promised not to eat your saviour. You canâ€™t kill me.â€ Just then a fox passed by. The man said to the fox, â€œO fox dear! Please save me from this ungrateful lion. I freed him from the cage but he is ready to kill me.â€
â€œYou are a liar,â€ the fox said to the man. â€œYou are throwing mud on the king of the forest. How can a lion be in the cage?â€
The man said, â€œI am telling you the truth. The lion was in the cage.â€
The fox said again, â€œNo, you are telling a lie. The lion canâ€™t be in the cage.â€
The lion came between them and said, â€œThe man is telling the truth. I was in the cage.â€
â€œI donâ€™t believe, how can you be in the cage? Just show me.â€ There was apparent disbelief in the eyes of the fox.
In a rage, the lion entered the cage, â€œSee. I was here in the cage like this,â€ he said.
The fox asked the man to quickly put the latch. The man locked the cage before the lion realised the cleverness of the fox. Then the fox said to the simple man, â€œNow, you are safe, you can go home and live a happy life.â€