The Lion and the Tiger

A Variation on an Aesop Fable
By Lynea Bowdish


Once an old Lion and an old Tiger stood at the edge of the wood. The wood was dark and dangerous.

"I'm old and can't see well," said Lion. "Tiger, help guide me through this wood."

"How can I do that?" said Tiger. "My legs are bad and I can hardly walk. I can't get through the wood myself."

The two sat there for a long time. Lion was afraid he would get lost in the wood because he couldn't see. Tiger was afraid he couldn't drag himself such a long distance.

Finally, Lion spoke.

"Alone, we may not make it through the wood,"
Lion said. "But together we may."