The tiger begged to be let out of his cage; promising to behave and even swore to serve as the Brahman's slave upon his release. The Brahman questions the tiger's truthfulness and remains skeptical of him.
After the tiger wept and swore to keep his promise, the Brahman consented to opening the cage and letting him free.
Immediately upon his release, the tiger jumped from the cage, overpowered the man, and asked him why his life should be spared, as he has been locked in that cage for ages and is starving.
The Brahman asked the opinion of 3 objects. 1st- the papal tree, responded coldly, saying the Brahman had no right to complain for the tree provides shade to every animal who passes by. The 2nd- the buffalo turning the wheel well, the buffalo claims that the Brahman is a fool to expect gratitude, as he's worked daily with no remorse. The 3rd- the road, says he should expect nothing less, as the road is useful to everyone, yet is still taken for granted and trampled on daily.
As the Brahman was walking along the road, a jackal called out to him and asked why he looked so miserable. After hearing what had occurred previously, the jackal offered his judgement if the Brahman were to bring him back to the tiger's location.
They returned to the location and the tiger was ready to pounce. Yet the tiger granted the Brahman 5 minutes to explain to the jackal all that had previously occurred in the story. The jackal pretended as though he needed a visual to be able to understand how the events took place, and simultaneously tricked the tiger back into the cage by doing so.