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The story of the king and the foolish monkey

King and the monkey,panchatantraA certain king had a pet monkey. He was allowed to enter the king's palace, even when other confidential servants were forbidden to.

One day the king was fast asleep and the monkey was fanning him. Suddenly, a fly came and sat on the king's chest. The monkey drove her away with the fan, but the fly kept coming back to the same place. Irate and burning in rage, she picked up the sword of the king and hit it. The fly flew away but the king was wounded in the chest and died as a result.

Moral: Beware of a foolish friend. He can cause you more harm than your enemy.