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The Mole and The Rat

Folk Tale . 3:38

Title: The Mole and The Rat
Language: Sangtam
Description: Many, many years ago, jungle rat and mole were good friends. But it so happened that
once, under a thick bush, they picked up an argument over a trifle matter.The jungle rat, out of his anger, unmindfully pushed down his friend, mole, to the place where there was full of faeces. As a result, the body of the mole was smeared with the faces which reeked foul smell. This infuriated the mole, who then, picked up a red-ash from the burning fire and threw it at the ribs of the jungle rat. The red-ash burnt the fur of the jungle rat. Due to this burning it caused spots on his belly. Even today this jungle rat is recognized by its spotted belly.

Format & Duration: Audio: 3mins 38secs
Date of Recording: 20-Sep-2023
Date of Upload: 10-Nov-2023
Performer: Grandfather_Tsamüthong
Creator: Tsamüthomg_Sepichum_Lumli T Sangtam
Publisher: Tetso College, Dimapur
Note: Moral of the story,we should not quarrel over small things and learn how to share and respect with others.

Sangtam, Tsamüthomg_Sepichum_Lumli T.2023.The Mole and The Rat. ( NEIIPA,Tetso College. Accessed: (21-Jun-2024)

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