The Hunter and the Woodsman

A man went lion hunting in a forest where, meeting with a woodsman, he asked him if he had seen any tracks of a lion and if he knew where his lair was. "Yes," said the man, "and if you will come with me I will show you the lion himself."

At this the hunter, turning ghastly pale, and his teeth chattering, said, "Oh! Thank you; it was the lion's track, not himself that I was hunting."

A coward can be a hero at a distance; it is presence of danger that tests presence of mind.