Rumour World

By Admin on 20-03-2010

A Pundit crossing
a field felt that there was something in his mouth and spat it out. It turned
out to be a bird's feather. He could not understand how it had got into his
mouth and it perplexed him a great deal. When he reached home he told his wife
about it but asked her not to tell anyone lest somebody put a bad
interpretation on it. His wife was even more intrigued by the strange
occurrence and felt the need to confide in someone. So she swore her neighbor
to secrecy and told her what had happened.   

Her neighbor got
the impression that several feathers had come out of the Pundit’s mouth. She
was shocked. However, she assured the woman that such things could happen and
advised her not to worry about it. “My lips are sealed,” said the
woman. But she was longing to tell someone and when she saw the dhobi's wife
going past, called her in and told her the whole story. Only, she made it sound
as if a whole bird had come out of the Pundit’s mouth. “Never have I heard
of such a thing,” said the dhobi's wife, her eyes popping with excitement,
“and he being a vegetarian and all that, but one can never tell…”
She went away promising not to tell anyone but on the way she met her friend
and the whole story tumbled out of her mouth.    

 The story
spread, “flocks of birds” have come out of the Pundit’s mouth. By
evening the whole village and several other neighboring villages also had heard
the story and people began to arrive in droves at the pundit’s house to witness
the miraculous happenings there.    Nobody
would believe him and everybody begged him to demonstrate his wonderful power
of producing birds from his mouth. Finally in exasperation, he asked them all
to sit in front of his house and when they had done so, ran out of the back and
hid in the jungle. 

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