Monday, November 13, 2006The current hot news together with the attendant speculations (and sometimes conclusions) by newspapers and bloggers made me think of a fable I read a long time ago when I was in Sekolah Melayu Paya Bunga, Kuala Terengganu.
Since I cannot remember the exact words of the story, I will give you my version of the story( artistic license used) with the salient points intact:
A village lady left her baby under the watchful eyes of her trusty and intelligent pet cat.
When she came back later, she was shocked to find the baby bloodied and dead. The cat was beside the baby, its face covered with blood. Her grief quickly turned to monumental fury and she killed the cat with her bare hands.
Much later, when she was cleaning the room, she found a dead snake. The snake was mangled by bite and scratch marks. She was stunned by the realization and later by a very deep remorse. She knew now that it was the snake that attacked her baby and her cat must have killed the snake.
Circumstantial evidence made the trusted pussy dead. Things are not always what they seem. Sooner or later, the truth will be known.