Once upon a time, there lived a poor couple in Yelavathi.Every day
they begged for food and managed with meager offerings from kind
people. The husband's favorite dish was dosas "oh, how I long for a
nice, crisp dosa!" he would constantly say. One day, he got lucky. A
kind lady gave him some dosa batter. But there was no firewood to
cook it on." I will fetch some right away," he said and left for the
forest. When he reached the forest, he found a tree, climbed it, and
started to cut a branch with his axe. The man worked, dreaming of
he heard a loud roar. To his horror, he saw a fierce demon
thundering towards him. "I am the lord of this jungle, and you did
not even ask me!" The terrified man babbled, "Forgive me, sir! I was
only cutting firewood for my wife. She is going to make dosas for
me!" The demon's face changed. "dosas,did you say? I love dosas! I
will let you go!" "Gladly!" promised the relived man and hurried
home with firewood.
His wife was waiting eagerly for him. She lit the stove and made
several delicious dosas. The man started to eat heartily. "This is
so tasty!" exclaimed the man, chewing happily.
he knew it he had polished off all the dosas! "I hope there are ten
left for the demon," he said. However, there was no batter left.
my god!what do we do now? He’s going to eat us both!" cried the man.
Just then he heard the demon approaching. His wife hid inside a
basket, and he hid behind a pot after locking all the doors. The
demon banged on the door." Open up!" he said. Hearing no response,
he broke down the door and roared, "Where are my dosas?" The couple
trembled. The demon searched all the pots for dosas. "Nothing here!"
he fumed. In a fit of rage, he kicked a vessel. Unfortunately, it
was filled with chili powder. The powder flew into the air and got
into his eyes. "My eyes!" he screamed in agony. With his eyes
stinging terribly, the demon rushed out of the house. The relived
couple came out of hiding. "That's the last time I'll ever want
dosas! And I'll never make a promise I can't keep!" declared the
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