How did the mongoose oblige its master? What was the reward of his service?
A farmer lived in a village with his wife and a small son. In order to give the company to the child, the farmer brought with him a small mongoose. It became a good friend of the infant. One day the mother went to the market. The child was left in the company of the mongoose. A snake was going to bite the baby. But the mongoose killed it. The mother after she came back home saw blood on the animal’s face. In anger, she killed the mongoose. Soon after she discovered how the mongoose had saved the child’s life. She wept bitterly.