Stories & Reflections
The animals decided that the king of the group would be elected by the best dancer. At the end of a big feast, the monkey was crowned king.
The jealous fox went for a walk around the neighborhood. There he discovered a trap intact with food inside it. He swiftly picked it up and brought it to the group:
“I found this banquet and felt that I had to bring it to our king, who shall have priority in all things.”
In all innocence, the monkey stretched out his paw to get the food, and was caught in the trap.
“You betrayed me!” he shouted.
“What do you mean? I did not even try to take the food! But at least we have seen that you are not fit for the position; an intelligent animal would never make a decision without first thinking a lot about all the possibilities and dangers involved.