Running For His Life
One day a hound dog went hunting by himself in the woods. He spotted a rabbit in the underbrush and chased him out into the open. The rabbit darted this way and that. The dog followed. The rabbit ran, with the dog at his heels, around trees and through an open field.
When the dog began to tire of the chase, the rabbit, with one last burst of energy, dashed into the thicket and escaped to safety.
As the dog turned back for home, a goat herder who had seen the chase jeered at him, saying, "Some hunter you are! You let that rabbit get the best of you!"
"You forget," replied the tired dog, "about the rabbit's strife! I was only running for my supper. He was running for his life!"
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