- An airplane carrying a symphony orchestra crashed in the desert.
Miraculously only one man survived, almost unscathed. Carrying his
violin out of habit, he started walking away from he crash site,
looking for help...
After a few hours, tired, he settled down to rest. A short while
afterwards, a huge lion appeared and started approaching him
menacingly, with obvious intentions.
The fiddler was petrified from fear. There seemed no escape... than
he remembered the tale of Orpheus pacifying wild beasts with his
music, and decided to give it a try. He pulled the violin out, and
started playing. Indeed, it worked! The lion stopped few feet from
him, and lied down, apparently listening. The fiddler kept playing.
Whenever he stopped, the lion would let out a menacing growl - so he
After a while, another lion appeared. Then another, and another, and
another.... They all seemed to enjoy his music, and lied down
After an hour or two, the fiddler lost his fear and started actually
to enjoy the scene. There he was, surrounded by a herd of wild lions,
which seemed lost in the contemplation of music, and (as long as he
kept playing!) he was safe - for the time being...
Then another, elder lion approached. The fiddler watched him
approaching with no fear. But the lion kept coming closer, crossed
the half-circle of lions surrounding him, and then with one leap
pounded upon him and prepared to start devouring his dinner. "Hey!
Why did you kill him! He was playing so nicely! You shouldn't have!"
shouted all other lions in protest. The old lion turned with one paw
next to his ear and said: "huh?"