The Clever Reply Story
One day the lion, king of the jungle, called an important meeting in his lair. The lion was very dirty, as was his lair. Unable to bear the smell, the zebra closed its nose.
“How dare you cover your nose? Does my burrow stink?” roared the lion. The zebra did not have an adequate response, and the lion threw it out of the den.
The king then asked the elephant the same question. “No, it smells like roses,” replied the frightened elephant.
The lion did not like this answer either, and he hit the elephant on the trunk. Then he asked the fox. “Sir, I have a runny nose, so I don’t feel anything,” the smart fox replied.
The lion was pleased with this clever answer and made the fox his minister.