A Sure Friend is known in unsure Times
There lived two close friends in a certain village. They were very fond of traveling. One day they went to a forest to see natural beauty. They were walking along the path of the forest. They were so spellbound by the excitement of the forest that they even did not notice that they had entered into the deep forest.
After that, they noticed that they had lost their way. They knew it very well that the forest was the abode of various wild animals. So, they promised 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 of a sudden, they saw a bear coming towards them. 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.”
The other friend became very disappointed hearing this, but he knew that a bear doesn’t touch a dead body. So, finding no other way, he capitalized on the idea and fell flat on the ground like a dead person. When he guessed that the bear was4ilst 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.
Moral: This means that a friend who helps you when you really need help is a true friend. A true friend is someone who will be there for you regardless of whatever the need may be in your life, Whether it be a place to live, clothes, food, or even money.