One day an old Fox starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he’s lost. Wandering about, he notices a Lion heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.
The old Fox thinks, “Oh, oh! I’m in big trouble now!”
Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching Lion. Just as the lion is about to leap, the old Fox exclaims loudly, “Yumm, that was one delicious Lion! I wonder, if there are any more around here?”
Hearing this, the young Lion halts his attack in mid- strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slips away into the trees.
“Whew!,” says the Lion,”That was close! That old Fox nearly had me!”
Meanwhile, a Rabbit who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree,
figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the Lion. So, off he goes.
The Rabbit soon catches up with the Lion, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the Lion.
The young Lion is furious at being made a fool of and says, “Here, Rabbit, hop on my back and see what’s going to happen to that Stupid old Fox!”
Now, the old Fox sees the Lion coming with the Rabbit on his back and thinks, “What am I going to do now?,” but instead of running, the Fox sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn’t seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old Fox says…
“Where’s that stupid Rabbit? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another Lion!”
Moral of the story: Don’t mess with the old …age & experience will always give an edge over the inexperienced youth.