Ranganna the son of a farmer Somanna was grazging sheep in a forest. One day he wanted to play a prank. He cried:
His father and the villagers came running with sticks But they found no tiger. Ranganna laughed and said:
“I cried tiger..tiger just for fun!”. After a few days he again played the same prank. But on the third occasion a tiger really came to attack the sheep. Ranganna cried:
But the villagers and his father thought that Ranganna was repeating his earlier prank. So none of them came. The tiger took away a fat sheep.
His father told Ranganna : “Even for fun you should never lie.”