There was an
old tree in a forest which had a hole in its trunk. In that bole lived a sparrow.
the sparrow went out in the morning to eat the grain from the fields around and returned
to the tree in the evening.
Once it went away as usual but did not return to the tree for several days.
In the meantime a hare came, and seeing the sparrow's hole empty, made its home there.
After-some days, however, the sparrow returned to the tree.
The sparrow had become quite fat. It had eaten a lot of new grain from the field.
Seeing the hare in its hole, the sparrow said to the hare: "This is my
house. You have occupied it in my absence. Since I have, come back, you should now