Bikal the Terrible BIKAL THE TERRIBLE
The tale of a frightened tiger
For a tribal people living in the forests of central India, Bikal means the animal that is to be feared. Tribals believe that by avoiding to utter the word Bikal they can ward off danger.This is a collection of Bikal stories. In the first story based on a tribal folk-tale, a tiger himself is imagined to be afraid of the word 'Bikal'. Funny situations following for him on this account are described in the story. The second story describes how two daredevil boys meet a ferocious tiger in the forest and yet manage scare him into giving them gold.