An old and hungry lion was looking for food. He was too tired to hunt for his food. His bones ached all the time. He came across a cave. He decided to hide in a nearby bush to see who would come out from the cave. After a few hours, a fox walked out, and left the cave for the day.
“I’ll hide in this cave,” thought the lion, “When the fox comes home, I’ll eat him up!”
In the evening, the fox came home. His sharp eyes did not miss the footprints of the lion outside his cave. “I see footprints going into my cave. But I see no footprints coming out,” the fox told himself.
The fox wanted to make sure that no one was hiding inside, waiting to pounce on him. “Ha! I can find that out easily,” thought the fox.
He spoke loud and clear, “Oh cave, is it safe for me to come in?”
The lion, who was hiding inside the cave, was surprised to hear the fox talking to the cave. He kept quiet.
The fox continued, “You are silent. That means it’s dangerous to come in.”
“The cave is silent because it is afraid of me,” thought the lion. Then he heard the fox say, “Thank you, Cave. I’ll run for my life.”
Of course, the lion did not want the fox to run away. “It’s quite safe, Master Fox. Do come in,” said the lion mimicking the cave, “Come in and take rest.”
The fox could easily recognize the lion’s voice. He ran for his life.