The North Wind and the Sun

: Aesop's Fables

THE NORTH WIND and the Sun disputed as to which was the most

powerful, and agreed that he should be declared the victor who

could first strip a wayfaring man of his clothes. The North Wind

first tried his power and blew with all his might, but the keener

his blasts, the closer the Traveler wrapped his cloak around him,

until at last, resigning all hope of victory, the Wind called

upon the Sun to see what he could do. The Sun suddenly shone out

with all his warmth. The Traveler no sooner felt his genial rays

than he took off one garment after another, and at last, fairly

overcome with heat, undressed and bathed in a stream that lay in

his path.

Persuasion is better than Force.