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The Donkey, the Cock and the Lion

Posted on: November 18, 2012


A donkey and a cock were two good friends. They lived happily together in a farmyard. One day a hungry lion was passing through that farm.  He saw a stout and well fed donkey. The Lion, being starving, decided to make a meal of it.  He stood there, thinking, as to, how to make the donkey come out from the farm.

The cock was watching the lion.  The Lion did not see the cock, as he was engrossed in the donkey only. The cock realized that the lion is up to something.

The cock is a proud bird.   There is also, a saying that the cock’s crow irritates the lion a lot.   To upset the lion He started flapping his wings and crowing loudly gave one of its proudest cock-a-doodle-dos. This protest surprised the Lion who had not seen the bird in the farm.
Not knowing who was making this noise, the Lion turned and ran in alarm.
The Donkey who had been listening to the Cock crow, about saw this as a chance to prove his own worth. Thinking the Lion coward, who fears a bird, the donkey, began to chase the mighty Lion feeling proud of him.

Soon the Lion thought, “Why I’m running away? I shall turn and fight.”

The Lion turned his head, ready for a fierce fight, but saw it was only a Donkey who had been chasing him.   He was too delighted to see his own prey coming towards him.  The Lion jumped at the poor Donkey and killed him.  As he began to eat, he paused and sighed slowly, “Today I have been fooled.  My own prey chased me!

 

MORAL OF THE STORY:

Think before you leap!

 

 

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8 Responses to "The Donkey, the Cock and the Lion"

A nice story for the kids.

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I like the moral of this story. The donkey had too much pride. But it was misplaced. He assumed the lion was a coward and wanted to show off. These story tells us how dangerous it is to have misplaced pride.

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you are right, we shouldn’t be too overconfident

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Seems communication was lacking, friends should express their actions to one another. The bird was saving the donkey, while the donkey was trying to impress the bird. Communication would have saved donkey’s life….

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Interesting!! it changed my mood.. 🙂

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Overconfident may be bad you may find yourself in a dangerous state.

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I love these old stories.

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you are right. they are all time favourites:)

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