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The Bear and the Two Travelers

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The Bear and the Two Travelers

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Two men were traveling together, when a Bear suddenly met them on their path.

One of them climbed up quickly into a tree and concealed himself in the branches. The other, seeing that he would be attacked, fell flat on the ground. When the Bear came up and felt him with his snout, and smelt him all over, the Traveler held his breath, and pretended to be dead.

The Bear soon left the “dead” Traveler, for it is said a bear will not touch a dead body.

When the Bear was gone, the other Traveler descended from the tree, and asked his friend what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear.

“He gave me this advice,” his companion replied. “Never travel with a friend who deserts you at the approach of danger.”

Moral: Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends.

There are currently 9 suggested morals for “The Bear and the Two Travelers”

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  1. 1 On January 27th, 2014, two travellers and a bear said:

    a man should help others instead of thinking of themselves

  2. 2 On May 2nd, 2014, Two travelers said:

    Every man for himself!

  3. 3 On June 27th, 2015, Erica Jordan said:

    I saw this as a kid growing up in the early 90’s I learn the bear whispered ” in times of trouble you know who your friends are”

  4. 4 On August 31st, 2015, deegak kumar said:

    This type friend who have they do not need of enemy.

  5. 5 On November 11th, 2015, The Bear and the Two Travelers said:

    If a “friend” turns their back on you, they are a “fake” friend, not a true one.

  6. 6 On November 11th, 2015, ava liner said:

    If you leave friend behind in a time of crisis, you should be sure that you are a bad friend

  7. 7 On December 3rd, 2015, Alva said:

    demonstrate dependability with your friends and don’t give them up if you are faced with danger

  8. 8 On December 3rd, 2015, Alva said:

    Do not desert your friend in the face of danger and be dependable no matter what

  9. 9 On February 27th, 2021, Ema said:

    Dang. They really said every man for themselves

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