All animals deeply revered their king the lion. They recognized their bearing, strength, fierceness and bravery and did not care at all that he ruled them for a long time.However, there was something that bothered them a lot and it was that the monarch had an old and heavy elephant as his favorite friend, a fact that they never understood.
Everyone went out of their way to be the king’s favorite and believed themselves with better attributes than the elephant to be.Grudge and envy reached such a point that one day they wanted to make an assembly to share their disagreements and see how to make the lion choose another friend.Once they were reunited, the first to speak was the fox.Our king is magnificent, but we will have to agree that he is not good at choosing friends. If at least I had chosen someone as cunning as me, the smartest animal, and with a beautiful hairy tail like mine, I would have understood and this assembly had no place, he said with all the security of the world.
I do not understand how the lion can walk with an animal that lacks large and powerful claws like mine- said the bear, who had not attended to everything said by the fox.For his part, the donkey called the previous two fools and exclaimed.For me it’s more than clear. The king likes the elephant because he has big ears like mine, only he discovered that first one and he didn’t have the pleasure of meeting me. What a way to flatter these fools themselves! – said one duck to another.
And so, alone able to see their supposed virtues, the animals never managed to agree and much less determine the reason for the lion’s preference for the elephant. Many less were able to bring their concerns to this and understand the importance of values such as modesty and selflessness, capable of making the best things in life come by their own weight and right.