The Boar and the Fox


The wild boar was standing beside a tree, sharpening his tusks. The fox asked him why he was sharpening his tusks now, when there was no immediate need for him to do so. The wild boar replied, ‘I have my reasons! This way, when danger threatens, I won’t have to take time to whet my tusks but will instead have them ready for use.’

The fable shows that we need to prepare ourselves before danger strikes.

Perry Index 224. Photograph by Aaron Kather 2016.

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