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Posted in Aesop, fables, history, Aesop and the Ass, modern fable, tagged Aesop Fables updated, b&w comic strips, Benny Thomas, comic strips, moral stories, prudence, the cat and the birds, villainy on May 30, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
A fat cat heard there was a tribe which was reported as lost and he heard from his contacts where the tribe might be found. So the fat cat called up his reserves and organized a rescue party.
Fat Cat named Black Cutter also called his right hand man and said,’We are going to the Amazon Basin. There is a lost tribe and we are going there to make them an offer they cannot refuse.’ The number two said, the earth movers are ready in convoy one and in the next we have loggers with their giant cutters, and in the third we have bazookas, sidewinders and grenades. I have a carpet bag full of metal caps, glass beads,frisbees and so on. We first trade hectares of rainforest for glass beads and if they refuse to play game we will smoke them out, right,Boss?’
Fat cat Black cutter was aghast,’You are way off the mark. We will first treat their sickness. We move in as physicians. We call ourselves ‘Native Medicine without frontiers.’
” I didn’t know they were sick, boss?”
“”Sure,’ replied the fat cat smoothly,’Getting lost in these days of global communication is a sickness we shall treat.’
The number two understood,’Oh yes we shall treat them till the rainforest is found into our coffers,- all converted into currency.
Thus they went being certain their civilized approach will be welcomed.
Convoy of trucks finally made to the area the tribe had made their home. The aborginals were more like birds, their speech more tweets than words and their dress in plumes of exotic birds only found in the Amazon. Unknown to the fat cat they had thousands of warriors hidden in the forest with blowpipes. The visitors looked around and they knew they were watched by warriors who didn’t show themselves but the bird calls proved they were watching them intently.
The fat cat told the chief that there was some rumor that they were ailing. The chief said,’Nature took care this far. We shall do well as soon as we see the last of you.’ The fat cat saw warriors hidden in the forest and beat a hasty retreat.
Moral: Relying on highTech is progress that cannot however match the progress of native wisdom to sense the evil intention and take preventive steps.
Posted in 19th Century literature, graphic novel, tagged b&w comic strips, Balzac, Benny Thomas, comic strips, French literature, illustrated classics, la peau de chagrin on May 23, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in 19th Century literature, graphic novel, tagged b&w comic strips, Balzac, Benny Thomas, comic strips, French literature, illustrated classics, la peau de chagrin on May 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment »