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The Donkey, the Fox and the Lion

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The Donkey, the Fox and the Lion

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The Donkey and the Fox, having entered into partnership together for their mutual protection, went out into the forest to hunt. They had not gone far when they met a Lion.

The Fox, seeing the imminent danger, approached the Lion and promised to arrange the capture of the Donkey if the Lion would pledge his word not to harm the Fox.

The Fox went back to the Donkey and, assuring him that he would not be hurt, the Fox led the Donkey to a deep pit and arranged that he should fall into it.

The Lion, seeing that the Donkey was secured, immediately grabbed the Fox, and attacked the Donkey at his leisure.

Moral: Don’t give up your friends to someone stronger than you to save yourself.

There are currently 14 suggested morals for “The Donkey, the Fox and the Lion”

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  1. 1 On June 28th, 2009, Lilith Mary Hartrige said:

    Don’t give up your trusted friends for a life that is insecure.

  2. 2 On June 28th, 2009, Kilenta Sarittmore said:

    Always trust friends only

  3. 3 On May 25th, 2010, Coco Vanilla Brown said:

    “Think twice before you act. First sign of danger tests the deepness of friendship. “

  4. 4 On April 8th, 2011, guy said:

    never trust a fox. haven’t you ever seen dora the explorer?

    swiper no swiping!

  5. 5 On August 6th, 2011, Vanilla Coco Brown said:

    Nobody likes a rat.

  6. 6 On January 26th, 2012, Nesher said:

    Lions are jerks.

  7. 7 On September 1st, 2012, Jen said:

    If you’re going to throw you friend to the lion(s), run like the wind immediately after you do so lest you share his fate.

  8. 8 On September 22nd, 2012, Mer said:

    Do not trust others to act differently than you would yourself.

  9. 9 On August 29th, 2014, henrri said:

    dont trust a lion

  10. 10 On March 24th, 2015, dagger said:

    Do not expect something to go against its nature.

  11. 11 On June 18th, 2015, Dyorina said:

    “Be Happy For What U Have !!!!

  12. 12 On March 10th, 2016, Courtney said:

    Don’t give up your friends to save yourself.

  13. 13 On February 17th, 2017, Anonymous said:

    A donkey and fox was hungry and went to hunt

  14. 14 On November 29th, 2019, Anonymous said:

    betraying a friend also hurts you

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