Two men were strolling down a forest
path when they came across a bear. One
man scampered up a tree and escaped
the bear's claws. The other man knew
there was nothing he could do, so he
dropped to the ground and played dead.
The bear went up to the man and
sniffed about his ears. He pawed at
him a few times. Thinking the man was
dead, the bear walked away. After the
bear left, his friend came down from
the tree. "What did the bear say to
you, friend, when he whispered in your
ear?" asked his friend. "Oh,"
answered his friend, "He just told me
that I should consider about traveling
with friends who run out on their
friends in times of trouble."