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subota, 21.04.2012.

the tiger

The story goes that once upon a time a tiger was chasing some goats, trying to catch one
for dinner. During the chase the tiger was injured and, as she lay dying, gave birth to a tiger
cub. The goats, having never seen a baby tiger before, adopted it into the herd. As he grew, the
cub was not a very good goat. He didn’t have the right kind of teeth for chewing grass, and he
liked to climb up in the trees and sleep, which made the other goats jealous.
One day, another tiger came along and started trying to catch one for dinner as before.
He came upon the young tiger, cowering in the brush.
"What are you doing? Asked the old tiger.
"Hiding," replied the younger.
"Why?"
"I’m afraid you’ll eat me," answered the young tiger.
"Come with me." Laughed the old tiger. Whereupon he took the young tiger to his cave
and bade him eat of a freshly killed antelope. The young tiger told him he was a vegetarian. But
the old tiger made him eat; telling him the meat would make him strong. After a while, he took
the young tiger to the lake and told him to look at his reflection before he took a drink.
"You see, your face is the same as mine. You are not a goat. You are a tiger. You must
act like a tiger. That is the nature of things."

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