A retelling of an Aesop’s fable.
The wilderness was filled with the birds’ merry songs, when suddenly a deafening roar filled the field and forest. A timid American robin, overcome by his curiosity, peeked out of his nest and found a fierce lioness hunting the four oxen that lived there. Many times she tried to attack them, but alas, each of them turned their tails, forming a circle so that each time she approached, she met a sharp pair of horns. Unfortunately, the beasts started quarreling among themselves about which grazing spot was theirs. Foolishly, they split up and took separate grazing patches in the field, making one another easy prey. The lioness thought, “They’d make a quick catch for my dinner.” So the lioness pounced on them, one by one, and made a rapid end to all of them. Watching the whole scene, the robin, who had brought its chicks to witness, flew to a different perch to advise everyone, “Like the four oxen that you just observed, united we stand; divided we fall.”