THE SWANS AND THE GEESE
Some swans and geese were living near a pond. Since they were living there since a long time, they became good friends. They used to go together for swimming and for playing in water. One day, they went out into the meadows, foraging for food. Suddenly, some hunters came near the meadows. The swans, known to be agile and swift, quickly took wings and flew away. The geese, known to be heavy and lethargic, could not run away and hence were caught by the hunters. The geese swore not to be friends with swans. Good friends are those who do not abandon their friends in times of crisis. People who abandon their friends in times of crisis can never be true friends.