Soon there appeared a flock of deer, beautiful golden deer. They were very handsome, very good looking. They came running and they got caught in his trap and could not escape. The hunter came down from the tree and said to them, “Haha!” The deer knew that this hunter had set the trap and now he was going to take them to the market and sell them for people to eat them. Then something very unusual happened. These deer spoke in a human voice to the hunter and they said, “Hey hunter man, you have set up this trap and you have caught us. Now you are going to sell us off and we know we are going to die. We don’t really blame you, we don’t think that you are a bad man. You do this because that is how you get your money to buy food and clothes and all the household needs for your family. We also have families. We have little kids, we have our parents, older parents. We keep them back home and we go out looking for food, just like you. And now, you have caught us. But we have one request for you. We think you will understand, because you also have a family, you also have children, you also have a wife and parents that you love very much. We want to go and say goodbye to our families, to our old folks and children. We want to tell them that we didn’t forget them or get lost in the forest or something, but we got caught in a net and we couldn’t help it. We will feel very bad if our children think that their parents forgot them and just went away because they found some nicer place to live, eat and play. We would feel very bad if our children thought like that. So we want to go and tell them that something happened that we couldn´t help and therefore we have to go and leave them.” The hunter wouldn’t have let escape the animals that he had caught. But he was surprised that these deer spoke in a human voice.
This was not ordinary. This was something very unusual, almost magic, a miracle such as only demigods or gods could perform. So he listened to them and thought, ‘Hmm, these are no ordinary deer. They are speaking so reasonably. They are reminding me of my family and they also have families. Why don’t I let them go and say goodbye? But will they come back?’ He said to them, “Oh deer, it’s amazing that you are speaking to me in a human voice but it is more amazing that you are so attached to your family, just as I am to my family. You care for your families as much as I care for my family, I should have thought about that before. You are reminding me of that. I am quite touched. I cannot say more. I allow you to go. But you must promise that you come back. Right now the sun is going down. Promise you will come back here before sunrise. You can spend all night at your families’ and come back in the morning. I will take your promise, because I trust you. Even though I may be foolish to trust. But you are not ordinary deer.” So the deer promised all together, in one voice, “We will be back before sunrise”. Then they ran away.