Thuhma awm lovin chhunzawm nghal ang aw….
17. And so the village council met
(The sixteenth August being past)
The poor widow was first summoned
Before that August council.
18. “Why did you,” they asked the widow,
“Defecate above the Spring ?”
“Why! because,” she promptly answered,
“The el’phant knocked down my house.”
19. The elephant was then summoned,
It sneezed, sniffed and stamped about;
For what it did to the widow,
Said the bat was all to blame.
20. The blinking bat as next brought in;
It told them how the cruel boar
Had felled the plantain where it lodged
And deprived it of its home.
21. The outraged wild boar then came in,
And grunted in a hurt tone,
“Had the ant stung your t-t-c
You’d all have done what I did.”
22. The nestless ant was then brought in,
And in a shrilled voice it cried;
” Had the wild fowl destroyed your nest
You’d have been no less furious!”
23. The wild fowl next came strutting in,
In a loud, cackling voice said ;
“Had a Khaum hit your coccyx
You’d destroy any ants’ nest !”
24. Still bruised and sore, the Khaum came,
“I ask you, dear sirs,” it said;
“Whose fault was it that when I fell down
When Tatrawt felled my bamboo ?”
25. Chemtatrawta was next summoned
To explain why he had felled
The bamboo that stood by the brook
And the Khaum had so loved.
26. He hemmed and hawed, Chemtatrawta,
“Dear sirs,” he said, ” If a prawn
Had nipped your t-t-c, would you
Have cared which bamboo you felled !”
27. The council was shocked to hear this,
For man’s honour was at stake –
“Send for the prawn quickly,” they said,
“We will cure its audacity,”
28. The prawn came in, pale and frightened,
Promptly it dropped on its knees,
“Pardon me, sirs, pardon,” it cried
“I’ll never do it again.”
29. For the moral of this story
We shall tell you just this one;
Do not meddle, do not meddle
With a swinging, swinging bag !
Comment churs churs ang u le…. :)) A moral hi ka duh lutuk,,,,!!!!!
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