The Wild Boar And The Fox

The Wild Boar and the Fox - The Wild Boar And The Fox

A Wild Boar was engaged in whetting his tusks upon the trunk of a tree in the forest when a Fox came by and, seeing what he was at, said to him,

“Why are you doing that, pray? The huntsmen are not out to-day, and there are no other dangers at hand that I can see.”

“True, my friend,” replied the Boar,

“but the instant my life is in danger I shall need to use my tusks. There’ll be no time to sharpen them then.”