A dim-witted wolf saw a donkey grazing in a field and decided to eat him.
When the donkey saw him approaching he said: “You cannot eat me, I have a passport.”
“What’s a passport?” asked the wolf, puzzled.
“Come and stand behind me,” said the donkey, “I’ll show you.”
The wolf, intrigued, went and stood behind the donkey. He was wondering if perhaps the donkey’s tail was the passport when he received such a kick on his face that two teeth shot out of his mouth.
While he lay on the grass, dazed, the donkey made good his escape.
Moral : You may need to go along with your enemy sometimes, be aware then.
There was a lion who feared nothing except the crowing of cocks.
A chill would go down his spine whenever he heard a cock crowing.
One day he confessed his fear to the elephant, who was greatly amused.
“How can the crowing of a cock hurt you?” he asked the lion. “Think about it!”
Just then a fly began circling the elephant’s head, frightening him out of his wits.
“If it gets into my ear I’m doomed!” he shrieked, flailing at the insect with his trunk.
Now it was the lion’s turn to feel amused.
Moral : If we could see our fears as others see them we would realise that most of our fears make no sense!