The Wild Boar and the Fox

: Aesop's Fables

A WILD BOAR stood under a tree and rubbed his tusks against the

trunk. A Fox passing by asked him why he thus sharpened his

teeth when there was no danger threatening from either huntsman

or hound. He replied, "I do it advisedly; for it would never do

to have to sharpen my weapons just at the time I ought to be

using them."