The Fox and the Lion


A very young Fox, who had never before seen a Lion, happened to meet one in the forest. A single look was enough to send the Fox off at top speed for the nearest hiding place.

The second time the Fox saw the Lion he stopped behind a tree to look at him a moment before slinking away. But the third time, the Fox went boldly up to the Lion and, without turning a hair, said, “Hello, there, old top.”

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Acquaintance with evil blinds us to its dangers.

Moozie recommends that “You be kind to every person and try to get acquainted with strangers in a positive way so they may become friends. You should take some precautions with animals because some of them are wild by nature, and deserve their space. With people or animals, it is best for children to ask for advice from parents, teachers or another trusted adult first.”