THE FOX AND THE LION
A FOX who had never seen a Lion happened one day to
meet one. When he saw him, he was so afraid that he
almost died. When he met him a second time, he was
afraid, to be sure, but not as at first. The third
time he saw him, the Fox was so bold that he went up to
the Lion and spoke to him.
This fable teaches that, when we get used to fearful
things, they do not frighten us so much as at first.