Theory:

Panchatantra stories were first written in Sanskrit language but later translated and used worldwide. There are around \(84\) stories in Panchatantra. Panchatantra stories were created by a great scholar named Vishnu Sharma, and it dates back to about \(200\) - \(300\) BCE roughly. He made the stories to teach the sons of a king named Amarasakti to guide them to rule the kingdom better, as requested by the king. These stories not only entertain but teach moral. The book was categorised into five volumes based on certain norms and conventions. The stories of Panchatantra are assorted with fun, wit, magic, values, norms, lesson, etc.
 
The book is divided into the following sections:
  1. The Separation of Friends
  2. The Gaining of Friends
  3. Loss of Gains
  4. War and Peace
  5. Ill deeds
This story 'The Monkey and the Crocodile' falls into the 'Loss of Gains' category. Here, the story highlights the importance of intelligence, presence of mind and the importance of choosing a truthful, loyal friend.
 
Meaning of difficult words:
 
S.No
Words
Meaning
1
Translate
To change words into another language
2
Categories
To put people or things into groups according to their type
3
Norms
Standard of behaviour that is accepted by a particular group or society
4
Conventions
A traditional way of something
5
Assorted
Consists of mixed things