The Cat and The Fox
A cat and a fox were once discussing about hounds.
The cat said, “I hate hounds. They are very nasty animals. They hunt and kill us”.
The fox said, “I hate hounds more than you”. .
The cat asked, “How do you save yourself from hounds?”
The fox replied, “There are many tricks to get away from hounds”.
The cat asked “Can you say what your tricks are?”
“They are very simple”, said the fox. He added, “I can hide behind thick bushes. I can run along thorny hedges. I can hide in burrows. There are many more such tricks”.
Now it was the turn of the fox to ask the cat about her tricks.
The fox asked, “How many tricks do you know?”
The cat replied, “I know just one trick”.
The Fox sneered, “Oh! How sad! You know only one trick? What is your trick?”
The cat was about to answer. But, she found a flock of hounds fast approach. She said, “I am going to do it now. Because the hounds are coming”.
Saying these words, the cat ran up a nearby tree safe from the hounds. The fox tried all his tricks but the hounds out beat him. “My one trick is better than all his tricks”, said the cat to herself.
MORAL : It is better to be a master of one art than to be a jack of many arts.