The Lion and the Donkey (2)


A Lion and a Donkey agreed to go hunting together. In their search for game the hunters saw a number of Wild Goats run into a cave, and laid plans to catch them. The Donkey was to go into the cave and drive the Goats out, while the Lion would stand at the entrance to strike them down.

The plan worked beautifully. The Donkey made such a frightful din in the cave, kicking and braying with all his might, that the Goats came running out in a panic of fear, only to fall victim to the Lion.

The Donkey came proudly out of the cave. “Did you see how I made them run?” he said.

“Yes, indeed,” answered the Lion, “and if I had not known you and your kind I should certainly have run, too.”

The loud-mouthed boaster does not impress nor frighten those who know him.

Moozie says “Always be kind. You may encounter others who talk a lot but don’t say anything of substance. Even though you know their weaknesses, you can tolerate and be kind to them.”