concept and illustrations by Bethany Hamilton
The Lion, the Fox, and the Beasts

The Lion once gave out that he was sick unto death and summoned the animals to come and hear his last Will and Testament. So the Goat came to the Lion's cave, and stopped there listening for a long time. Then a Sheep went in, and before she came out a Calf came up to receive the last wishes of the Lord of the Beasts. But soon the Lion seemed to recover, and came to the mouth of his cave, and saw the Fox, who had been waiting outside for some time. "Why do you not come to pay your respects to me?" said the Lion to the Fox. "I beg your Majesty's pardon," said the Fox, "but I noticed the track of the animals that have already come to you; and while I see many hoof-marks going in, I see none coming out. Till the animals that have entered your cave come out again I prefer to remain in the open air."

It is easier to get into the enemy's toils than out again.

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2010-3-8 11:00 PM - h9W8I4 Excellent article, I will take note. Many thanks for the story!
h9W8I4 Excellent article, I will take note. Many thanks for the story!
2006-12-9 08:12 PM - Patti
with my last comment ummm i wasn''t trying to be offensive but that little dude has got to be safe!
2006-12-9 08:10 PM - Patti
oh yea and the dude that said he likes caves........why would you like caves if there is like dangerous things in caves.......I mean really......just be safe dude... be safe
2006-12-9 08:09 PM - Patti
I really like this story!!
It has a great moral!
2005-4-13 08:25 PM - karen
real good meaning
2004-3-24 09:36 AM - michael
I think it good
2002-3-6 05:52 PM - Trevor Dodson
The store was ok.I like caves.
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whose fables?