One day, a big tiger was looking for food in a dense forest. A fox happened to scurry by, so the tiger pounced upon the fox and caught it.
At this time, the fox suddenly hit upon a bright idea to get itself out of the predicament. It boosted its courage and said to the tiger:
"Do you dare to eat me?"
Taken aback, the tiger asked:"Why not?"
"Heaven sends me to rule over all you animals. If you eat me, you will defy the order of Heaven. What a nerve!"
Hoodwinked for the moment, the tiger released its claws.
The fox wagged its tail proudly and said:
"I will take you to the other animals, and show you my power and prestige."
The fox and the tiger, one in front and the other in back, walked towards the depths of the forest. The fox was very cocky, shaking its head and wagging its tail. The tiger was dubious, looking around.
The boars, deer, gazelles, bares, etc. in the forest saw the fox come swaggering, entirely different from its usual self, and couldn't understand what was the matter. But when they looked behind the fox:"Oh, a big tiger!" The wild animals, large and small, all fled for their lives.
Now the fox was greatly pleased and said to the tiger:
"See, who isn't afraid of me?"