The hare and the hound

One day a hound went out hunting a forest for himself. He flushed a hare
from a thicket and gave it a chase. The hare became frightened. It ran as
fast as he could and escaped. The hound chased it but in vain. He became
disappointed and turned back towards home. A goat-herd noticed this. He
said  jeeringly, “what a great hunter you are! Aren’t you ashamed of your
feat ? A little hare, one tenth of your size gave you the best chase, isn’t
You forget one thing,” replied the hound, ‘I was only running for my supper
but the hare was running for its life.”

Moral : Necessity brings out the best from anyone.