Once upon a time, there lived a happy animal family in the thick jungles of Africa known as Jungle Kingdom ruled by a King Lion. All the animals had been assigned respective role, as citizen of the Jungle kingdom, except one young owl, who would always like studying books and was named as Lazy Owl, for his inaction in life and activity otherwise. He was in the habit of purchasing books, reading them and keeping them in his personal library. As he had the habit of not wasting time, therefore, other animals and their children would never like him.
All was going well, when suddenly animals of the Jungle Kingdom started falling sick. There was an old Pig in the family of the animals, who had had earned the MBBS degree from the Australian continent. He used to charge heavy fee for consultation and it was double the pain for animals as it would take heavy toll in terms of their health as well as pocket. With the spread of new sickness, old Pig was very happy as he was making money like anything, whereas the animals were not happy at all as medicines given by the old Pig were only treating the symptoms and the disease was not getting eradicated from the Jungle. All were blind about the cause of the disease and the preventive measures to be adopted. One evening when King Lion was holding his court, animals complained about the disease and requested to take measures as animals were getting poorer, with major chunk of their earning being spent on doctor Pig’s consultation and buying the medicine.
The King Lion invited all the animals and announced a reward of the honorary degree of MBBS to anyone, who would eradicate the disease by treating the root cause. Doctor Pig tried to locate the reason of the spread of the disease but he failed miserably and then after a couple of days, based on his reading habits and love for books, Lazy Owl came forward and suggested that poor hygiene in the Jungle was the main reason for the spread and growth of the microorganisms, which were being carried to food items by flies and would result in the sickness amongst the animals. He suggested the King Lion to start disposing the debris, waste and sewerage of the animals in a ditch, to be covered with earth, so that pathogens neither would get multiplied nor are transported with flies and other insects to the food items to be consumed by the animals. King Lion reluctantly acted upon the advice and within a couple of days the environment of the vicinity improved and the incidents of the sickness came down drastically. In one week time, no animal remained sick and the new incident rate also became negligible. Over this the Doctor Pig got upset and decided to leave the Jungle Kingdom, thinking now no one would fall sick and his business would ruin. The Lion King awarded the Lazy Owl with the honorary degree of MBBS and the title of the Doctor. Now he was the only Doctor of the Kingdom, yet no one would visit him, as with the improved hygiene no one would fall sick. He was named as Doctor Owl instead of Lazy Owl, but still he was seen studying books all the time.
The Doctor Owl had taught the message to all the animals that the healthy hygiene yields to the healthy environment and books are the best friends.
GREAT!!!!!but these type of stories are soooooooooo old
Jun 4th 2011
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