THE WILD BOAR AND THE FOX
 A WILD BOAR was sharpening
his tusks busily against the stump
of a tree, when a Fox happened
by. Now the Fox was always
looking for a chance to make fun
of his neighbors. So he made a
great show of looking anxiously
about, as if in fear of some hidden
enemy. But the Boar kept right
on with his work.
"Why are you doing that?"
asked the Fox at last with a grin.
"There isn't any danger that I
"True enough," replied the
Boar, "but when danger does
come there will not be time for
such work as this. My weapons
will have to be ready for use
then, or I shall suffer for it."
Preparedness for war is the best guarantee of peace.