The Greedy Jackal
Once a hunter went deep into the Vindya forest in search of a deer. Soon he caught sight of a herd grazing peacefully. Fixing his arrow to his bow, he swiftly shot an arrow which found its target and killed a young deer. As the hunter was returning with the deer, he met a huge boar which charged at him. The hunter dropped the deer and shot an arrow at it. The arrow pierced the boar but it still rushed forward screaming with pain and bit the hunter near the groin. The hunter too fell down dead, with the boar on top of him.

A hungry jackal who happened to pass that way saw the dead bodies of the deer, boar and the hunter 'O, what a wonderful feast I am going to have', thought the jackal gleefully. I am going to hoard all these bodies and it will last me at least for three months. I shall eat the man first and then the deer and the boar.

Just then the jackal caught sight of the hunter's bow lying next to him. 'Aha! The string used for this bow looks like it is made of sheep gut. I can chew on it for quite sometime; Thus thinking the jackal bit the string of the bow, which snapped suddenly. The sharp end of the bow pierced the jackal causing its death.

Moral : He who hoards for a long time will not be able to enjoy it.
The Greedy Jackal