The Elephant and the Jackal
Once upon a time, there lived in a forest an elephant by name Karpuratilaka. He was brutal and haughty by nature, and used to roam about without restraint. All the animals in the forest were afraid of him.
Without any purpose, the elephant would pull down trees and rip off branches. In this process, he destroyed numerous nests with eggs and crushed the nestlings under his massive feet.