The Mango Tree

Once there was a rich man who had a mango tree in his courtyard. All was going well, but he was disturbed by some local kids who would sneak into his courtyard at night and eat his mangoes from the tree.

After some careful thought, he came up with a clever idea that he thought would scare the kids away for sure.

He made up a sign and put it near the mango tree. The next night, the kids showed up and they saw the sign which read, “Warning! One of the mangoes on the tree has been injected with poison.”

The kids ran off, made up their own sign and posted it next to the rich man’s sign. When the man returned, he surveyed the field. He noticed that none of the mangoes were missing, but the sign next to his read, “Now there are two!”

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30 Responses to The Mango Tree

  1. Ibrahim Hassan November 10, 2014 at 5:57 PM #

    Neither the kids nor the owner will eat the mango for fear of the poison. Who loose? The owner should have been fatherly and teach the kids how not to touch what does not belong to them.

  2. narayanan padmanabhan April 10, 2013 at 4:32 PM #

    kids have put the owner in their own court

  3. Arabella October 15, 2012 at 4:43 AM #

    Naughty children … Lol…

  4. Zafar Iqbal September 20, 2012 at 6:07 PM #

    Ha! Ha! Intelligent and resourceful kids!

  5. Aloo2 September 13, 2012 at 3:56 PM #

    And who dose care to clime trees to get the mango
    The next door super market has cool bottle mango juice….$1,15

  6. Sonah August 27, 2012 at 5:43 PM #

    The owner should have had a friendly and paternalistic chat with the boys, even at the cost of sharing a few mangoes,to avoid dilapidation. Even as a threat, the very idea of ‘ poisoning’ is a dangerous instinct.The kids took no time to copy the owner.

  7. Ahmed July 7, 2012 at 4:38 PM #

    If the kids politely ask for free Mango, I am sure that the owner will be gladely give to them instead of stealing. That will teach the kids that stealing is very bad behavior. Also, they will learn to share when they work hard and become rich too. TO BE RICH YOU TO WORK HARD to earn it

  8. nizamhm May 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM #

    very old joke.

    If any of the mangoes poisoned, their colours, change, emit bad smell and show the difference from other healthy fruits within two or three days.

    The intelligent owner knows the fact. He some or other saved the fruits from the kids. Kids were not much intelligent.

    • Ibrhaim June 24, 2012 at 3:44 PM #

      I see the kids are more claver than the owner. After changing the singn the owner will be more affraied as he will dont know which one is the 2nd mango has been poisoned.

  9. rehana May 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM #

    TIT FOR TAT INTELLIGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. wasim May 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM #


  11. Ali May 11, 2012 at 12:25 PM #

    dur fitty munh anonymous da jera kera kehnda ay i hate kids. mamma tu ap ki eda wda ie jmya c. tu v kadi kid he c.

  12. sharif123 May 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM #

    We never know from where and when bright ideas come up.

  13. Jon May 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM #

    What does it mean

  14. Aljahop January 6, 2012 at 9:24 AM #

    goooooooooooooood story

  15. Dori November 7, 2011 at 8:18 PM #

    people should teach their children manners, cause if they asked politely, I sure the man would give them as much as they want, something like that happened to a friend of mine, people would come and pick mangoes without asking, that’s fine but when they could not reach higher up they would throw stones, and that is dangerous because he has children running around. Eventually he chopped down the tree, to get peace of mind.  

    • Shakil November 8, 2011 at 6:01 AM #

      That’s just it….

  16. Anonymous November 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM #

    i just hate kids 🙂

    • irfan August 9, 2012 at 4:17 PM #

      u was kid once upon a time :p
      du u hate ur self ?

  17. Anonymous November 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM #

    i just hate kids 🙂

  18. Musa September 2, 2011 at 11:16 AM #

    nice one there.

  19. Shakabansh5 August 30, 2011 at 2:10 PM #

    Funny story

  20. Humayundaud August 30, 2011 at 10:11 AM #

    hahaha, clever r kids 😉 …

  21. YusefQasemQufaanAl-Yemeni August 29, 2011 at 7:39 PM #

    haaa lmaooo
    One for one and they’re all str8 lol 😛

  22. Junedayz August 29, 2011 at 2:08 PM #

    =) nice! kids are funny! thnx

  23. El-Osery August 29, 2011 at 12:00 PM #

    I like it.

  24. HAIDER ALI786 August 29, 2011 at 8:17 AM #

    hahahaah well kids are amazing keep it up thanks for sharing….

  25. HAIDER ALI786 August 29, 2011 at 8:17 AM #

    hahahaah well kids are amazing keep it up thanks for sharing….

  26. Anonymous August 29, 2011 at 7:11 AM #

    hahaha nice, I think he got frightened 😀

  27. Ahed A Eid August 29, 2011 at 6:50 AM #

    kr kr kr kr kr kr kr kr

    trible Nice