Once upon a time there lived a camel and a jackal together in a forest. There was a river nearby the forest. On the other side of the river there were sugarcane fields. One day morning the jackal came to the camel and asked to cross the river and enjoy the sugarcane. The camel agree with the jackal. But the jackal did not know how to swim, so he requested the camel to carry him on his back.
The camel agreed to the jackal's request. They set out for the river and soon reached its bank. The camel carried the jackal on his back and crossed the river. On reaching the other side, they began to eat the sugarcane. The jackal was satisfied with his food because he was very small but the camel was yet hungry. The jackal began to howl loudly after food. The camel asked him not to do so but the jackal said that it was his habit to howl after meals.
His howling listened by the farmers. They all reached the spot with long sticks. The jackal disappeared in the sugarcane field but the camel was badly beaten. Now they were to go across the river. The jackal requested the camel to take him across the river.
The camel agreed to do so since he wanted to retaliate upon him. When the camel reached the middle of water, he began to roll himself in the water. The jackal told him not to do so. But the camel said that it was his habit to do so after meals.
The jackal felt sorry for his mistakes. He was rightly punished for his mischievousness.
Moral: Every action has an opposite reaction.