The Smartest Animal
Once there was a farmer from Laos. Every morning and every evening, he ploughed his field with his buffalo.
One day, a tiger saw the farmer and his buffalo working in the field.
The tiger was very surprised to see a big animal listening to a small
animal. The tiger wanted to know more about the big animal and the small
After the man went home, the tiger spoke to the buffalo; “you are so big
and strong. Why do you do everything the man tells you?” The buffalo
answered; “oh, the man is very intelligent”.
The tiger asked; “can you tell me how intelligent he is?”. “No, I can’t tell you”, said the buffalo; “but you can ask him”
So the next day the tiger asked to the man; “Can I see your
intelligence?”. But the man answered; “it at home”. “Can you go and get
it?” asked the tiger. “Yes” said the man; “but I am afraid you will kill
my buffalo when I am gone. Can I tie you to a tree?”
After the man tied the tiger to the tree, he didn’t go home to get his
intelligence. He took his plough and hit the tiger. Then he said; “Now
you know about my intelligence even you haven’t seen it.