There is no denying the fact that the people who keep changing their ideas for personal gains have to lick the dust eventually. This tale of a diplomatic bat will suffice to prove this truth of saying.
“A rolling stone gathers no moss”.
Once in a far-off jungle animals and birds were rivals to one another. There had been many battles among them. Finally, they decided for the general election. After a long discussion, they decided to choose a king of the jungle by-election. Both the animals and birds embarked upon a hue and cry. The animals wanted the king should be one of them. For this they suggested the name of a lion as their candidate for kingship. One the other hand, the birds nominated an eagle as their king.
So, the tension between the two parties reached its vertex. There happened to be a bat among them whose attitude was very queer and diplomatic. Being clever and smart enough, it tried to play a double game. When the animals seemed to win, it joined their camp and claimed to be an animal because it gave milk to its young ones. When the birds seemed to win, it joined their camp saying that it was a bird because it lay eggs and could fly like them.
In this way, it kept being fooling both the parties by changing sides and rolling from one camp to the other. As the result of election the lion became their king. To see this the bat went to the animal’s camp and congratulated them but they refused to accept it because of its double conduct After this humiliation, it went to the bird’s camp to console on their defeat as a bird. Like the animals, the birds also knew its double policy. They also refused to include it in their camp. Since then it has been living all alone in the pitch dark.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.