The pike was feeling big and proud, splashing around and making fun of all the little fish. But then a dolphin started swimming his way, and the pike was terrified. He had never seen such a big creature before!
Fearing for his life, the pike raced back home, and never left the safety of his freshwater stream again.
Inspired by: Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists by Roger L'Estrange, 334.
Notes: This fable is not part of the classical Aesop tradition; find out more here.