A hunter, armed with a rifle, walked bravely through the forest, saying loudly that he was looking for a lion to shoot. Secretly, he was not really as brave as he seemed. After a long walk, he came across a woodman cutting a tree. The hunter stopped.
“ Hello! I‘m looking for the tracks of a lion. Can you tell me where I might find them?“
The woodman put down his axe and nodded.
“ Yes, certainly! Come with me and I will show you the lion himself!“
At this, the hunter turned pale and his knees shook, for he was very scared.
“N-N-No, thank you!“
he said, turning and running away.
“ I‘m not looking for the lion himself, I only wished to find his tracks!“
People are not always as brave as they say they are.