Aesop: The two travellers


Two men walked in the woods when suddenly they met a big bear. One of the men climbed up high a tree and tried to hide. The other man could only lie down on the ground and stay still like dead. The big bear came and saw the man on the ground. He smelt him all over: ‘Sniff-sniff’. The man didn’t move. The bear soon left him because he thought he’s dead. The man stood up and his friend came down from the tree. The man on the ground said:

‘You know what? The bear said something to me.’

‘Really? What did he say?’

‘He said: never travel with a friend who leaves you in danger.’

Danger tests the friends.