Once, a fox encountered a tiger. The tiger bared his teeth, stretched out his claws and wanted to eat him up. But the fox said, “Sir, you must not think that you are the only King of beasts. Your courage is no match for mine. Let us go together, and you walk behind me. If men are not afraid of me, then you may eat me up.”
The tiger agreed and so the fox led him along a broad highway. The men saw the tiger in the distance and scared, they all ran away. Then the fox said, “I walked in front, and the men saw me before they could see you.” Then, the tiger put his tail between his legs and ran away. The tiger saw that the men were afraid of the fox, but he did not realise that the fox had borrowed the terror from him.