This story is to explain how sly jackal can be.
Jackal and hyena was working for lion, the king of the bush. As jackal was more senior then hyena, he was always just sitting and watching hyena doing all the hard work. When the day’s work is finished and they have to report to lion, jackal would roll in the sand just before they get to lion, so that lion can see how dirty he is and how hard he was working.
One day lion decided to watch them from a distance through the bushes, he saw hyena doing all the work and jackal just sitting in the shade. Just as jackal was falling asleep in the shade, lion was standing next to him. Jackal got such a fright, he tried to run away, but couldn’t escape lion. Lion then tied him to a tree, so he couldn’t run away.
Baboon came across jackal and asked him why he was tied to the tree? Jackal, who immediately had a plan, told baboon that lion is bringing him delicious food every day, as long as he warns lion about any intruders. Baboon thought this was an easy way of getting nice food, so baboon asked if he could also help jackal to be on the lookout for any intruders and if jackal would share his food with him? Jackal told baboon to untie him from the tree, then baboon can get all the food. Jackal then tied baboon to the tree and… jackal was never seen again!