Mighty and Imposing Lion, the King of All Beasts, was having his afternoon nap. Little-Brained Mouse saw this as an opportunity to run up and down Lion’s mane. This woke Lion up, who immediately placed a giant paw on Mouse. Little-Brained Mouse pleaded with Lion. “Oh, please, please, please, Mighty Lion – please don’t eat me! Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be able to do you some good turn, like nibbling through the net of some trap and thus saving your life?”
Mighty and Imposing Lion, the King of All Beasts, smashed his paw on Little-Brained Mouse’s head, killing Mouse instantly; he then played with the dead Mouse for a few minutes before resuming his nap, during which he had a really weird dream about flying.
And the moral of the story is:
In negotiations between Mice and Lions, guess who wins?