One day the farmer said curtly, “I can no longer care for you, but I can still be kind to you, if you are able to prove that you are still strong enough to bring me a lion. If possible, I will continue to look after you forever “But for now, go and leave my horse cage,” he chased while releasing the Old Horse away.
The poor horse becomes very sad, and enters the forest to take shelter from the wind and bad weather. In the forest, he met a fox who said sympathetically, “Why are you so depressed, and seem to be running around in a tangle?”
“Greed and honesty cannot live together. The employer, my owner has forgotten all the services and services that I have provided over the years. Because I can no longer pull the plow to plow, so he does not want to feed me anymore, even expel me go away, “said the Old Horse in tears.
“Without any consideration?” asked the Fox in pity.
The Old Horse nodded. “Yes, he just said, if I can prove myself that I am still strong, and can catch a lion and bring the lion before him, then he will continue to take care of me, but he knows that the task is an impossible task I can carry out , “he complained.
The clever fox said, “I will help you, now lie down here, stretch your legs as if you are dead.”
The old horse did as he was told. Not long after, the Fox visited the lion’s nest not far away. He then said, “I saw a dead horse there, come with me and you will get a delicious prey.”
The lion went with the fox to the place where the horse lay. When he arrived, the Fox said again, “You can’t eat comfortably here. I suggest that you tie your body to your body, then pull it into your nest, where you can enjoy it calmly.”
The suggestion sounded very good, and he stood near the Old Horse so the Fox could tie both of their bodies together with a rope. When the Fox tied the rope to the lion, he also tied the Lion’s leg tightly, then the rope was tied to the tail of the Old Horse.
When finished, he patted the shoulder of the Old Horse, then said, “Pull O Old Horse! Pull!”
The Old Horse immediately jumped and stood up, then pulled the Lion behind him. The lion got very angry and roared throughout the forest, and it made all the birds in the forest frighten and fly.
But the Old Horse did not care and still let the Lion roar. He never stopped running to his former employer’s house, until finally he arrived at the door of his employer’s house.
When the Master saw him, he became very happy and said to the Old Horse, “You should live with me. I will feed you and please you all your life.”