Chubby, the little deer was on an errand.
He was to go to the village doctor and collect some medicine.
The medicine was for his grandfather.
Doctor Berry, the big Squirrel lived in a house in a shrubbery.
It was not very far from Chubby’s house.
Chubby collected the medicine from the doctor and turned back.
He started walking fast down the pathway.
There was a mango tree on the way.
Chubby stopped under the tree and looked up.
He wanted to see whether there were any ripe fruits.
All of a sudden he heard a big noise.
It was the sound of something big falling.
Chubby started shivering.
He turned back and ran towards Doctor Berry’s house.
“What’s the matter, Chubby?” asked the doctor.
At first, Chubby could hardly speak.
After a while he explained what he heard.
“Let me see what it is!” said Doctor Berry, walking out of his house.
Chubby was reluctant to follow him.
After a while Dr Berry returned with a big smile on his face.
“Come with me. I will show you what frightened you!” he told Chubby.
Chubby quietly followed the doctor this time.
They reached the mango tree.
The doctor took Chubby to a heap of dried leaves under a nearby coconut tree.
On the big heap of dried leaves was a coconut.
“You had heard the sound of coconut falling on dried leaves,” he explained.
Chubby was very embarrassed.
“Don’t worry, I will not tell your grandfather!” said Doctor Berry, smiling.
“Now get going. He must be waiting for you” he added.
Chubby took his leave from the doctor's house and started running towards home.