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KING OF THE JUNGLE

I like the story of the arrogant, prideful lion, who wanted to remind other animals how great he was. He went to the gazelle and roared, "Who is the king of the jungle?"

Trembling, the gazelle answered, "Why, you are, mighty lion."

He went next to the giraffe and roared, "Who is the king of the jungle?"

Fearful, the giraffe answered, "Why, you are, mighty lion."

Next, he went to the monkey and roared, "Who is the king of the jungle?"

Startled, the monkey answered, "Why, you are mighty lion."

Finally, he went to the elephant and roared, "Who is the king of the jungle?"

The elephant reached out and grabbed the lion with his trunk, slammed the lion to the ground several times, and flung him at last into a large boulder.

As the lion lay there he said to the elephant, "Just because you didn’t know the answer, you didn’t have to take it personally."

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