Long time ago in the animal kingdom, a sheep was passing and saw a lion crying inside a cage trap and the lion begged the sheep to save him with a promise not to kill and eat it but the sheep refused.
After much persuasion, and for the it’s gullibility, the sheep opened the cage for the lion.
Now the lion was very hungry having stayed in the cage for days without food.
It quickly grabbed the sheep to kill and eat but the sheep reminded him of his promise.
They were still there arguing when other animals came passing and they sought to know what happened.
Both the lion and the sheep narrated their own side of the story but because of fear and in trying to gain favor in the sight of the lion, all the animals took side with the lion except the Tortoise who claim not to understand the whole scenario*.
Now the Tortoise asked the lion to show them where he was before the sheep rescued him, he pointed at the cage.
He asked again, “were you inside or outside when the sheep arrived”? The lion said he was inside.
The tortoise again said “okay.” Told the lion, ” enter, let’s see exactly how you were kept in the cage.”
The lion entered and the tortoise locked him back inside.
In amazement, the other animals asked tortoise “why” and he replied “if we allow him eat the sheep today, he will still go hungry the next day. “Meanwhile,” the tortoise concluded, “we don’t know the next among us will be eaten next.”