AESOP'S FABLES

The Travelers and the Bear – AESOP’S FABLES (never trust a friend who leaves you when trouble approaches / misfortune is the test of true friendship)

Walking unarmed across a wooded waste,

Two travelers heard a bear.

One scrambled up a tree with frenzied haste;

The other could but stare,

Too old and plump to climb; then, with no sound,

Lay flat against a boulder, face to ground.

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