The Hunter and the Woodcutter

A man who went out to hunt lions in a forest met a woodcutter, and he asked him whether he had seen any lion’s tracks and whether he knew where the lion’s den was.

“Yes” said the man, “and if you’ll come with me. I’ll show you the lion himself.”

Upon hearing this, the hunter turned frightening pale. “No, thank you,” he said. “It was the lion’s tracks that I was hunting, not the lion himself.”

Old Learning: It is easy for the coward to be a hero at a distance.

New Take

Choose a profession only if you have the mettle for it.

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