The Leopard and the Lions

Lion had been gone a long time, and his wife and children had no food. 
When she saw Leopard pass by, she begged for help. "Lion hasn't come home," she said, "and we're starving."
Feeling sorry for the little cubs, Leopard caught an eland and dragged it back to their den. 
Just as the cubs began to eat, their father came bounding back home, roaring loudly.
Terrified, Leopard ran and hid in the grass. 
Lion raged at his wife in jealous anger. "How dare you take help from Leopard!"
To avoid meeting Lion, Leopard now only comes out at night.



Inspired by: "Why the Leopard Walks by Night" in The Suk: Their Language and Folklore by Mervyn W. H. Beech, 1911.
Notes: You can read the original story online



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