The Bear and the two Friends

Two men were walking through the forest. They were friends and swore to help each other. Suddenly a bear came out of a thicket. one man climbed up a tree. The other lay flat on the ground and did not breathe. The bear came near and smelled him. He thought the man was dead and so he went back into the forest. The man climbed down from the tree and asked the other man what the bear had said to him. The man replied," The bear told me that I should not trust friends who do not stand by me when there are difficulties and danger."

Many people say that they are your friends. Only true friends will help you when you are in danger.

to swear -  To make a solemn promise.
thicket - a dense growth of plants, underbush
to trust - to believe

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