The Fearful Hunter and The Woodcutter

Short Story - The Fearful Hunter and The Woodcutter

Do you know that many men are very brave while they are talking and are very scared when the time comes to act?

There was once a hunter who was going through the woods in search of a bear. He met a woodcutter and asked: ‘My good man, do you happen to have seen the footprints of a bear?’

‘Yes, I have seen them,’ said the woodcutter, setting down his axe, ‘and I will take you to its den.’

The hunter went pale with fear and started to shake. ‘Thank you, but that won’t be necessary,’ he stammered. ‘I am looking for tracks, not for the bears themselves!’

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