The village mouse visits town mouse


Be remember one thing always, we secure only in our home town not any other town
Once upon a time, there lived a gentle mouse in a village. He had a friend living in a distant town. One day, the village mouse invited his town living friend to his village home to wine and dine with him. When the town mouse came to the home of the village mouse, the village mouse opened his heart and soul in the honour of his town friend. The village mouse served a variety of tasty dishes to his town friend.

The town mouse, although shared the delicious dishes with his village friend, but he still showed his dislike for the rural atmosphere. "How do you live here in this village, my friend. It's living like a toad in a well. Can you ever prefer this village to the excitement of the city?" You're simply wasting your time and energy here. Come to town some day. I'll show you what's life." Then the town mouse thanked his village friend for the fine invitation and returned to his home town.

After sometime, the village mouse went to see his town friend. The town mouse lived in a big house, in the heart of the city. He lived especially in a banquet hall, where dozens of delicious dishes were served to party of revellers and other guests.

The town mouse served dozens of delicious dishes to his village friend on a huge table.

While the two mice were engaged in enjoying the food, they heard a sound of barking and growling outside the banquet hall.

"What is that?" asked the country mouse.

"Oh! just nothing," said the town mouse. "These are only the master's dogs barking for nothing."

But the country mouse was not satisfied with this answer. Just then the door of the banquet hall flung open. A party of dancers, together with four huge dogs entered the room. The frightened friends jumped off the dining table and hid themselves in a far corner of the room.

When the things calmed down and the dancers went away with their huge dogs, the two friends came out of the hiding, still trembling with great fear. The country mouse bidding 'good-bye' to his friend said, "If this is the fine way of living in the city, which is full of terror, I would best prefer to have only my simple barley bread in my village where there is peace and security, to your dainty dishes with a sword always hanging above your head. You're always welcome to my village home, my friend.

The village mouse once again thanked the city mouse and came back to his sweet village home.

Panchatantra Stories

1. A poor brahmin's dream
2. Beware of mean friends
3. Brahmadatta, the crab and the snake
4. Courtesy
5. Dantila the trader and gorambha the sweeper
6. Death and lord indra's parrot
7. Dharambuddhi and paapbuddhi
8. Hello! cave
9. King chandra and the monkey chief
10. King nanda and vararuchi
11. Somilaka the weaver
12. The bad lady and the wolf
13. The bats
14. The bear and golu and molu
15. The bird with two heads
16. The brahmin and the delicious dishes
17. The brahmin and the diamonds
18. The brahmin and the snake
19. The brahmin and the three thugs
20. The bullock and the lion
21. The camel with a bell round his neck
22. The cat, the rat and the hunter
23. The clever jackal
24. The cow and the tiger
25. The crow and the monkey
26. The crow and the water pitcher
27. The cunning judge
28. The cunning snake
29. The devta and the weaver
30. The dhobi's donkey
31. The dog in a foreign country
32. The donkey and the cunning fox
33. The donkey and the leopard's skin
34. The donkey who sang a song
35. The fake king
36. The falcon and the crow
37. The fool and the crooks
38. The foolish jackal
39. The four foolish brahmins
40. The four friends and the hunter
41. The fox and the elephant
42. The frog and the serpent
43. The giant and the helpless brahmin
44. The giant and the horse thief
45. The golden bird and the king
46. The golden birds and the golden swans
47. The golden goats
48. The hermit and the jumping rat
49. The horse and the lion
50. The hunter and the doves
51. The jackal and the arrow
52. The jackal and the drum
53. The king and the parrots
54. The king cobra and the ants
55. The lapwings and the sea
56. The lion and the hare
57. The lion and the woodcutter
58. The lion's bad breath
59. The lioness and the young jackal
60. The little mice and the big elephants
61. The louse and the bed-bug
62. The marriage of a snake
63. The merchant and the barber
64. The merchant's son
65. The mice that ate balance
66. The mongoose and the baby in the cradle
67. The monkey and the crocodile
68. The monkey and the log
69. The monkeys and the red berries
70. The mouse and the bull
71. The old greedy crane
72. The old wise crow
73. The peacock and the fox
74. The potter's truth
75. The prince and the bear
76. The prince and the seedling
77. The rabbits and the elephants
78. The revenge of the elephant
79. The rich mohan and the poor sohan
80. The rotating wheel
81. The sage and the mouse
82. The shepherd and the wolf
83. The stag and his antlers
84. The talkative tortoise
85. The thief and the sanyasi
86. The thief, the giant and the brahmin
87. The trick of the crow
88. The useful thief
89. The village mouse visits town mouse
90. The visit of the swan
91. The wind and the sun
92. The wise crab
93. The wolf and the crane
94. The wolf and the lamb
95. Three fish and the fishermen
96. Two fish and a frog
97. United we stand: divided we fall
98. When the lion came back to life
99. Who will bell the cat
100. Why the owls became enemies of the crows

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