"Give me six months, and I will teach your sons how to live wisely. They will make you proud," said the Pandit. And thus was born the great book of animal stories—the Panchatantra. Cunning jackals, stupid crocodiles, lumbering elephants and clever mice. Foolish fish and clever crows, quick-witted monkeys and dim-witted lions. Pit your wits against them in this feast of animal stories! The Panchatantra stories are ancient, yet so contemporary that they have been retold again and again through the ages. They remain as modern as any new story today.