The Different One

The Different One Story

Once upon a time in the forest there lived a Lion and a Lioness with their twin cubs. One day, as usual, the Lion went hunting for food, but it was an unlucky day and he didn’t find anything. On his break-in, he saw a jackal cub and brought it home.

“Darling, I didn’t find any food today. I think we can refuse food, but the children need food, and this jackal cub will be enough for them,” Lev said.

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To this, the Lioness said: “No, dear, I cannot be so cruel. I am a mother, and after all, this is a small child. I will raise him as my son.”

It so happened that the jackal cub remained in the lion family and grew into a young and healthy jackal. The time came when the Lioness taught the jackal and her two sons the art of hunting. Soon they learned to hunt small rabbits and deer.

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One day, while going hunting, all three met a rabid elephant. The cubs, fearless, when they approached the wild beast to kill him, but the jackal said to them: “No, brothers, do not approach him, because elephants are our enemies. You will be killed.”

Hearing this, the valiant lion cubs lost their courage and recoiled.

At home, they told their mother Lioness about this. The lioness took the jackal aside and advised: “You are valiant in your own right, and although I fed you with my milk and raised you as my son, you are still a jackal.

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If you tease my sons, their lion spirit will react right away someday and you will regret it. Now you are young and do not know the difference between lions and jackals, I ask you to go to your own kind. Go and join them before it’s too late.”

The Jackal understood the logic of the Lioness’s speech and slipped away unnoticed to join his own kind.

The Different One Moral

Jackal remains Jackal.