Two Fellows were travelling together through a wood, when a Bear rushed out upon them.
One of the travellers happened to be in front, and he seized hold of the branch of a tree, and hid himself among the leaves.
The other, seeing no help for it, threw himself flat down upon the ground, with his face in the dust.
The Bear, coming up to him, put his muzzle close to his ear, and sniffed and sniffed.
But at last with a growl he shook his head and slouched off, for bears will not touch dead meat.
Then the fellow in the tree came down to his comrade, and, laughing, said
"What was it that Master Bruin whispered to you?"
"He told me," said the other: "Never trust a friend who deserts you at a pinch"
Aesop Author of the Fable
The Two Fellows and the Bear
Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian or Greek
Lifespan of Aesop - He lived approximately 620 - 560 BC
Life of Aesop - Slave - Author of the book of fables
Famous Works - Aesop's Fable book featuring:
"The Goose With the Golden Eggs", "The Fisher",
"The Two Fellows and the Bear" and "The Sick Lion"
The Two Fellows and the Bear Fable
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