A man used to move from village to village with his acrobatic team of a goat, a monkey and a snake to entertain people.
Once, while crossing a river, he balanced the snake basket on his head, sat the monkey on his shoulder and guided the goat with his hand. The level of the water was low but there flowed a strong current.
Midway, the naughty monkey opened the snake basket. The snake within the darkness of the basket sprung up with its head high. The hissing and the fury frightened the monkey and it fell into the water.
The current started dragging the monkey away. A split-second effort to save the monkey threw the charmer off balance and the snake basket fell into the stream.
To catch hold of the basket, he lost his grip on the goat. Within few seconds, the current carried away all three of his companions.