Insulting The King
A ferocious lion awoke one morning with bad breath and asked his friend the jackal, "Is my breath sweet or sour?"
"It's quite sour, sire," said the jackal.
"How dare you insult me!" roared the lion, and ate him up.
Lion asked the antelope, "Is my breath sweet or sour?"
Seeing what had just happened to jackal, antelope replied, "Your breath is sweet!"
"Liar!" roared the lion, and ate him up.
Then lion asked the rabbit, "And what do YOU think of my breath?"
The rabbit saw what had happened to both jackal and antelope and decided he must be very tactful not to insult the King.
"Sire," said rabbit, "as to the sweetness of your breath, if I may be so bold, I cannot tell...
I have a cold."
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