Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tenali Raman and the thieves.


        The witty Tenali Raman was now known to all as King Krishna deva Raya's favourite  courtier and was also now known to be a wealthy man as he received lot of valuable gifts from the king. This made Tenali Raman an easy target for thieves. 

       One summer night , when Tenali Raman and his wife were relaxing in their  courtyard, his sharp eyes caught a movement in the leaves in his garden. There was not even a faint breeze ,so Raman presumed that there were intruders in his house. He was right - a couple of thieves were hiding there.

     " My dear," said Raman quite loudly to his wife , "I've heard that far too many robberies are taking place in our neighbourhood. So let's hide our jewels in the well."

     A little later , Raman and his wife came out lugging a heavy box, and dropped it into the well. It fell with a mighty splash. They went back in to the house , as if to sleep.

     The thieves waited for a while and stealthily began to draw water from the well.They hoped to empty the well and get the treasure.The whole night , the two thieves drew water and poured it out as quietly as they could. They got the trunk out and to their dismay found huge stones inside them. By morning they were completely exhausted and very miserable knowing that they were outsmarted by the witty Raman.

    Tenali Raman came out in the morning and saw the thieves.

     "Thank you for watering my garden . You have saved me a lot of trouble," he called out.

      The two men begged Tenali Raman for forgiveness and hobbled away as fast as they could.

6 comments:

Mansi Mudgil said...

hey, i love tenali ram stories. can i have some more pls

Mansi Mudgil said...

hey,i love the story

nisha gaur said...

Not so goooood

akilesh michael joseph P said...

Hay friend this is not the full story because there are few extra imaginations missing, like Rama and his garden in very beginning of the story as per I read was exhausted of the hot sun. when Rama saw his garden dry and his plants about to fall thought of watering them but he was lazy. Hence the robbers came and the story goes on...........

Mocomi Ani said...

I liked this Tenali Raman Story.

Raja Rajeshwari said...

i like thenali raman stories very much...