What Is The Story Of 'The Donkey In The Lion's Skin'?


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Tracy Koroma answered
The Donkey in the Lion's Skin, also known as The Ass In The Lion's Skin, is one of Aesop's fables.

What's The Story Of The Donkey In The Lion's Skin?
One day, a donkey found a lion's skin (no, I don't know what a donkey was doing in the jungle, either).

Anyway, he put the lion's skin on, and amused himself by running around the jungle, scaring the foolish animals by pretending to be a lion.

This seemed to work pretty well, until the donkey got a bit too excited and let out a loud bray.

A fox (again, not sure how he got to be in the jungle, either) came up to him, and said something along the lines of "Silly donkey! If you'd have kept your mouth shut, I'd have been fooled by your disguise as well, but now you just look like an ass."

What's The Moral Of The Story?
The moral of the story is never to pretend to be something you're not, because you'll get caught out eventually.
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Amanda Wells answered
This is one of Aesop's fables (there are lots of these on Blurtit).

A donkey dressed himself in the skin of a dead lion and managed to frighten all the jungle creatures by pretending to be a real lion. But he was so happy with his triumph that he gave a loud bray, so revealing his true identity.

The moral is that if you are foolish, your words will always give this away in the end.

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