You can’t eat me! said the fox. The Emperor of Heaven appointed me king of the beasts. If you eat me you’ll be disobeying his orders. If you don’t believe me, follow me.You will soon see whether the other animals run away at the sight of me or not.
Agreeing to this, the tiger accompanied him; and all the beasts saw them they dashed away. Not realizing that they were afraid of him, the tiger thought they were afraid of the fox.