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The way of the tiger

Author: Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

The man was walking through the forest when he saw a crippled fox.

“How does she feed herself?” he thought.

At that moment, a tiger approached with an animal in its jaws. It satisfied its hunger and left what remained for the fox.

“If God helps the fox then he will help me too”, he thought. He returned to his house, locked the door and waited for Heaven to send him food.

Nothing happened. When he was getting too weak to go out and work, an angel appeared.

– Why did you decide to imitate the lame fox? – asked the angel. – Get up, take your tools and follow the way of the tiger!

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