A big lion got trapped under a heavy trunk of a tree and could hardly move. A deer that was passing by saw him, the deer was afraid of him but it was so kind-hearted that it decided it help him get out of the heavy trunk.
It scratched the soil around vigorously, then the soil under his body. After a long while, the lion was freed but he could not move easily because some parts of his body were painful. He then asked the deer to accompany him to his cave, and there, he promised to give the deer some food as a sign of his gratitude.
The deer simply smiled at him and said it didn’t want to try its luck any further. It was enough for the deer that he was in pain and could not kill it.
The deer left.
Source: Book of Fables 2
Prepared by: Pablo D. Baltazar
Edited by: Ofelia E. Concepcion