You, dog, should lead the cat to my daughter. Take care not to lose the way, and see that no one messes with the cat.
You, cat, take this magic ring to my daughter, but be sure to take very great care of it. Prudent that you are, see that nobody manages to steal it away from you two.
Give me the magic ring. You are not very good at swimming, and may lose the ring, while I am strong and can take good care of it.
It must have fallen out into the waters then.
Where is the ring? I don't see it in your mouth?
Oh, no. Did you not hear the master say just what each of us had to do?
Long long ago in a village, there lived a rich man who lived in a big house with only a dog and a cat. His wife had died and his only daughter lives some miles away in the city to pursue her studies. The man was very fond of her girl and once every week, he used to send a present to her through the dog and the cat.
Yes,but I am very much afraid to face our master.
Together, they were a force and could help the other. So, the man sent them together on errands like these. One day, he wished to send a magic ring to his daughter and who better to carry it to her than his faithful pets? He sent the dog and the cat to takeher the ring.
They were near a wide and deep river. They had to swim across it. They argued for some time until the dog lost its patience and threatened to kill the cat unless it gives him the ring. They began to swim but the current was very strong. They were very tired and weak when suddenly the cat asked the dog in a frightened voice about the ring.
Are you the old dog that lost the magic ring? If so, your tail must be cut off
The cat suggested that they should better go back and inform their master about the unhappy turn of events.They turned back towards home, but as they drew near the house the dog became more and more fearful about the possible consequences of his actions. He ran away as fast as he could and was never seen again.
We can't find it out in any way.
The cat went back alone and informed him how the dog had lost the ring and had run away out of fear. The master became very angry and promised to punish the dog by cutting off its tail if he ever found it again. He called everyone he knew and asked them to find him his dog, in return for a reward.
Dog dropped the ring on the river then ran away when we're on our way here .
He himself set out on a world tour, looking for his fugitive pet. Whenever he came by any dog, he asked it. Immediately the dog showed its teeth and wagged its tail to mean no. This became a habit with every dog and it is also from that time that cats became afraid of water, and will never swim across a river if it can be avoided.