Once upon a time a camel and a jackal lived together in a jungle. There was a river flowing beside that jungle and on the other side of the river, there were fields having ripe sugar-canes. One day the jackal came to the camel and said that he got a nice plan. He said that they can cross the river and enjoy the sugarcanes as their meal. As he did not know how to swim, so he also requested the camel to carry him on his back.
The camel agreed to the jackal’s request. They set out for the river and soon reached its bank. The camel carried the jackal on his back and crossed the river safely. On reaching the other side, they began to eat the sugarcanes. The jackal was soon satisfied but the camel was yet hungry. The jackal told the camel to go back to their home but the camel asked him to wait until he finished his meal. At this the jackal became annoyed and began to howl loudly.
The camel asked him not to do so because it would create trouble for them but the jackal said that it was his habit to howl after meals. His howling attracted the attention of the farmers. They all reached the spot with long sticks. When the jackel saw the farmers with the sticks he disappeared in a bush but the camel was unable to do so for his huge figure. As a result the camel was badly beaten by the owners of the fields. Now they were to go across the river.
The jackal requested the camel to take him across the river. The camel agreed to do so since he wanted to retaliate upon him. When the camel reached the middle of water, he began to roll in the water. The jackal told him not to do so. But the camel said that it was his habit to do so after meals. As a result, the jackal slipped off the camel’s back and fell into the deep water. He was soon drowned. He was rightly punished for his mischievousness.