The Fawn and Her Mother

A fawn one day said to her mother; "Mother, you are bigger than a dog and swifter and better winded, and you have horns to defend yourself. How is it that you are so afraid of the hounds?" She smiled and said; "All this, my child, I know full well; but no sooner do I hear a dog bark than, somehow or other, my heels take me off as fast as they can carry me."