The Spoiled Lion
by Noah Fregger
There once was a family of lions, a mother, father and
two sons. When the lion parents died the older brother took charge and the
younger lion began working for him, hunting and catching food. The lion
worked all day and only got the scraps of meat when his older brother was
Years passed while the younger lion hunted and fetched for his older
brother. Then one night the forest was attacked by hundreds of tigers.
"C'mon" the lion shouted to his brother, "let's get out of
here!" The older brother tried to get up and run, but he was too fat
and weak to move very quickly. But, the younger lion had become strong and
fast from all the work he had done throughout the years.
The tigers were now only a short distance away and had surrounded the
lions. The younger brother, realizing there was no way out, leapt onto the
back of the nearest tiger and screamed his fiercest roar. The tiger was so
scared and surprised he froze. In that instant the lion leapt to the back
of another tiger yelling all the while. He continued this leap-froging
until he jumped off the back of the last tiger and ran from the forest.
When he was safe he turned and looked to see if his brother was following.
But, he was not.
The lion thought for a moment then said out loud. "Being lazy and
spoiled won't help you when your in danger."
Copyright 1995, Noah Fregger. All rights reserved.