A friend in need is a friend indeed
In a certain village, there lived two close friends who were very fond of travelling. So, one day they went to a forest to see the natural beauty. They were walking along the path of the forest and were so spell bound by the excitement of the forest that they even did not notice. After sometimes they had lost their way. They knew it very well that the forest was abode of various wild animals. So, they promised to one another that they would never leave each other in times of danger. One friend knew how to climb on a tree but the other did not. Anyway, they were walking through the jungle and searching the way. All on a sudden, they saw a bear coming towards them. So, they both got frightened. One friend said, “Dear friend, I will climb up a tree. As you don’t know how to climb, you had better run away. But the friend knew that a bear doesn’t touch a dead body. So, finding no other way, he utilized the idea and fell flat on the ground like a dead person. When he guessed that the bear was just beside him, he stopped breathing. The bear smelt the body of the lying friend and thought him to be a dead body. So, it did not touch him and went away gently. The friend on the tree saw everything. When the bear went away, he got down from the tree. He went to his friend and asked him eagerly. “Dear friend, what did the bear whisper into your ear?” In reply the friend said, “It advised me not to trust a friend who leaves his friend at the time of danger.” At this, the false friend felt embarrassed and left the place. So, we must be very careful in choosing friends.