Stories with a moral
There was a lion who feared nothing except the crowing of cocks. A
chill would go down his spine whenever he heard a cock crowing.One day
he confessed his fear to the elephant, who was greatly amused."How can
the crowing of a cock hurt you?" he asked the lion. "Think about
it!"Just then a mosquito began circling the elephant's head, frightening
him out of his wits.
"If it gets into my ear I'm doomed!" he shrieked, flailing at the
insect with his trunk.Now it was the lion's turn to feel amused.
Moral: If we could see our fears as others see them we would realise
that most of our fears make no sense!