The Fox and the Wild Boar

15. THE FOX AND THE WILD BOAR. One day a boar stood by a tree, busily sharpening his tusks. A fox who happened to be passing at the time said to him, "What is the good of your sharpening your tusks now? All is quiet; there is nothing to fear either from the hunter or from any of your enemies!"
The boar answered, "You may be sure that I am not doing this without a reason. It is true I am in no danger at present, yet who knows but I might suddenly be attacked, and then, if my tusks were not ready, I should lose time in sharpening them, whereas now I am able to defend myself at once against any foe that may come." [more info]

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