Author Country :Sudan Genre Type :Fable Location :Sudan Year of Publication :0/ Publication :African Stories For Preachers and Teachers (2005) Sub Theme :/ Author Name :Nubian Ethnic Group/ Author City :
One day the lion, the wolf and the fox went out
hunting together. They caught a wild ass, a gazelle and a hare. The lion spoke
to the wolf, "Mr. Wolf, you may divide the venison for us today." The wolf said,
"I would have thought it best, Sire, that you should have the ass and my friend
the fox should take the hare; as for me, I shall be content to take only the
gazelle." On hearing this the lion was furious. He raised his mighty paw and
struck the wolf on the head. The wolf’s skull was cracked, so he died.
Whereupon the lion spoke to the fox, "Now you may try and
divide our meal better. " The fox spoke solemnly, "The ass will be your dinner,
Sire, the gazelle will be your Majesty’s supper and the hare will be your
breakfast for tomorrow morning." Surprised, the lion asked him, "When did up
learn so much wisdom?" Said the fox, "When I heard the wolf’s skill cracking."