One morning, when the crows went in search of food, the snake crawled up the tree and ate some of the eggs. When the crows came back, they were shocked to find some eggs missing.
As the days passed, the snake grew greedy and ate up all the eggs whenever the crow laid them. The helpless crows had to watch from a distance as they dared not attack the snake.
The female crow cried her heart out when she saw the empty egg shells. They decided that they couldn’t take this any more and decided to ask their friend, the wise fox for advice.
The fox came up with a plan. “In the morning, go to the river bank,” he said. “When the ladies from the royal family come to bathe, just pick up a necklace and drop it into the snake’s hole. Then watch what happens.”
Next morning, the female crow did exactly what the fox had told. Seeing this, the royal guards chased the crow. When the crow dropped the necklace into the snake’s hole, it came slithering out. Immediately one of the guards took out his spear and killed the snake.
The crows were happy to get rid of their enemy and lived happily on the same tree.
“If you are wise, you can overcome the greatest hurdle”