A very skillful Bowman went up into the mountains to hunt. All the animals of the forest ran at his approach; only the Lion challenged him to fight. “Stop,” said the Bowman to the Lion. “Here is my messenger, who has something to say to you,” and then he let fly an arrow. The Lion, wounded in the side, rushed away in terror. When he met a Fox who chided him for lack of courage, the Lion replied, “If the man sends so fearful a messenger , what will be the power of the man himself?”
Be on guard from those who can strike at you from far away, whether that strike is physical or something else entirely.
How would you use this fable to teach your children?
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