The Mother and the Wolf
Once upon a time, a mother fox had three little cubs to take care of, and she resided in a deep and dark jungle. A hungry wolf was wandering the forest one day when the mother fox stumbled across him while she was out foraging for food.
The wolf licked his lips and murmured, "I haven't fed in days," "Greetings, Mrs. Fox. You have three chubby, juicy cubs, I observe. I'll leave the rest of your family alone if you give me one of them for dinner."
The mother fox said, passionately guarding her pups, "Mr. Wolf, I'm sorry, but I'm unable to do that. All I have are my cubs, and I will stop at nothing to protect them."
The wolf growled and added, "Then I'll just have to take them all and you along with them," as he was not used to being rejected.
However, the mother fox did not run away. You may be bigger and stronger than me, Mr. Wolf, but I am a mother, and I will fight to the death to protect my family, she declared as she stood her ground.
The wolf made the decision to leave the fox family alone and continue on his journey because he did not want to interfere with a mother's love.
The lesson of the tale is that a mother's love is strong and capable of being a formidable force.