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Aesop Was a Wrestler

8 December 2013 No Comment
Not only was Aesop a famous ancient Greek storyteller, he must have been a wrestler as well:
Aesop Painting
THE LION, THE HARE AND THE DEER
Lion and Deer
A lion was about to devour a hare that was sleeping at the edge of a field, when he saw a deer passing by.

The lion left the hare to his nap. A moment later, the hare awoke and, quicker than a wink, ran far, far away.

In the meantime, the lion began to chase the deer, but as fast as he ran, he could not catch it.

Exhausted, he went back to look for the hare. When the lion reached the edge of the field, he discovered that the hare has run away.

“Let this be a lesson for me” the lion told himself. “While trying to get something better, I lost what I already had in my grasp.

 Moral of the story: Never look past the opponent in front of you.

THE BOAR AND THE FOX
Boar and fox

 

A boar was standing next to a tree sharpening his tusks on the trunk.

A fox walked by and looked at him.

The boar was working so hard that the tree and the nearby shrubs were all shaking.

“You are sharpening your tusks, but there is no sign of a hunter nor anyone who threatens you. Why are you troubling yourself with such hard work?” said the fox

“The answer is obvious,” replied the boar. “If something were to attack me, I certainly would not have time to sharpen my tusks. But, if I have them ready, I’ll be able to put them to good use!”

 Moral of the story:  Practice during the off-season.

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