A Donkey Lost Its Plot

There was no donkey in this mountain until a boat shipped one from afar across the waterway to the region. A tiger from the mountain spotted the donkey and tried to communicate with the guest, but the donkey only traded with a loud and aggressive shriek. The tiger was shocked and dodged aside. After a while, the tiger tentatively returned […]

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A Warmonger Monkey

This is not a fairytale but a real incident occurred in a zoo in Guangdong Province. A tiger and a monkey were neighbours with their territories separated by steel bars along the border. One day when the tiger quietly took a nap, the restless and insecure monkey somehow became more vicious, more aggressive, more inclined to take risks to come […]

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A Tiger’s Decree

Yuan Shuipai (袁水拍, 1919 – 1983) was one of China’s great contemporary poets with his best works being 400 satirical poems. The following is his famous Tiger’s Decree, depicting a self-appointed dictator in a jungle world, composed about half a century ago: I, the tiger, Declare to the world: My peace policy Is consistent. Protect the forest Is my holy […]

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