Ep. #16 The Lion and the Donkey -- Confidence
This story is a classic story from Aesop’s Fables. The story is about a lion. A donkey does something to make the lion angry. Then what does the lion do? Let’s start the story.
The Lion and the Donkey
A lion is going home. He traveled to faraway places. He traveled to the mountains. Now he is going home. He was away for a long time. He left in the Spring. He was away for Summer. He was away for the Fall. Now it is Winter. He is excited to see his friends again. He remembers his friend the mouse. He says, “I want to tell my mouse friend about the mountains.” The mouse is small. She cannot go to the mountains. She cannot travel far away. But the lion can tell her about the mountains. The lion thinks about his friend the turtle. He says, “I want to swim in the river with my turtle friend.” The turtle knows the best places to swim in the river. The lion can swim with the turtle. Then the lion arrives at his home. He sees the forest he knows. He sees the trees he knows. Then he sees his friends. His friends welcome him back. They say, “It’s so good to see you! We missed you!” The lion says, “Me too!” But then the lion sees a donkey. The donkey says, “Everyone, be careful! The lion is big and scary! The lion is not a friend.” The lion stops walking. He is angry. He wants to shout at the donkey. But he does not talk to the donkey. He walks to his friends. He tells the mouse about the mountains. He swims in the river with the turtle. And no one remembers the donkey said anything. The end.
In this story, the donkey makes the lion angry. The lion wants to shout at the donkey. But the lion does not do this. Why? I think the lion does not need to talk to the donkey. The lion’s friends know he is a kind lion. He is a friend. He does not need to say anything.