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Polaris AB: The Fable Collection of Short Stories
An Eagle made her nest at the top of a tall tree in which to lay her eggs.
A Cat found a convenient hole left by a previous owner, and moved into the middle of the trunk in which to nurture her kittens.
A Wild Pig found a hollow beneath the roots and turned it into a small den in which to raise her young piglets.
All was well at first until the Cat became annoyed and distracted by the constant squawking of the young eaglets above her and the constant squealing of the piglets below her. She decided upon a plan to remove these disturbances about her spoiling her own peace and quiet.
She climbed to the top of the tree and spoke to the Eagle, "that Wild Pig you see digging at the base of the tree is wishing to upset and topple this tree so she may seize our families with which to feed her young. Having frightened the Eagle with this information, she climbed down the tree to the den situated amongst the roots and spoke to the Pig, "your children are in great danger, for as soon as go out from the safety of this den, the Eagle at the top of this tree is preparing to pounce upon your little ones to feed her own hungry batch".
Having instilled these fears into the Eagle and the Pig, she crept back down into her own hollow in the tree and waited.
The Eagle became terrified of leaving the nest to find food in case she returned to find the tree felled and her young gone, and so remained sat upon the branches waiting for the pig to leave to find food.
The Pig, terrified by the presence of the Eagle did not dare leave the safety of her den and remained with her young, waiting for the Eagle to fly away to find food.
And thus, the Eagle and the Pig, both perished from hunger along with their families, which allowed the Cat to provide plenty of available food for her own young without any additional effort on her part.
And the Moral of this story is:
Beware those who speak only negatively to instill Fear into Others.
The purpose may be of gain to them.