Who is the Cleverest, Sheep or Lion?

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Who is the Cleverest, Sheep or Lion?

A Somali Story by Sabrin Hassan


A very long time ago, there was a crafty lion and a clever sheep. One day, the clever sheep was eating some grass in a clearing with his friend when the crafty lion came creeping across the fields towards them. When the lion came out of the tall grass the sheep prepared to run because they were scared of his sharp claws and his big teeth. ‘You do not need to run away,’ said the lion in a friendly voice. ‘I am simply here to tell you about a lovely fresh water lake just beyond these fields. Why don’t you come with me and have a drink.’
The clever sheep knew better than to trust the lion, but his friend was very thirsty and so agreed to go for a drink w