The clever monkey and two cats
Once a cake was stolen by two cats from a house . But they did not want to share it .
Each of the cats claimed that it was his earning and that he was not prepared to give a share to the other . When their quarrel reached the climax, a monkey appeared on the scene . He offered himself to solve the dispute . He heard the case and opined that as they were good friends, they should share the cake equally . And he offered himself to divide the cake into two equal parts for them .
Somehow the cats agreed to his suggestion . Then the monkey took and 'divided the cake into two parts . He weighed each of the parts separately, and found that one was heavier than the other . So he gave a good bite to the heavier piece to make it of lesser weight, and weighed it again . Now he found the other part heavier . So again, he gave a good bite to the heavier piece and put it one the scale . Now it appeared to be of lesser weight. Again, he gave a good bite to the presently heavier piece to make it equal in weight to the other . But none of the two pieces appeared to be perfectly equal in weight .
Now the cake was almost eaten up by the clever monkey this Way . So the cats wanted the remaining parts back from the monkey . At this, the monkey said that they cannot get them back, because he claims them as remuneration for his service to them . So saying, the monkey swallowed the tuning two small pieces of the cake and jumped high to of a tree, beyond the reach of the cats .