The Lion and the Gnat

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A lion was very angry with a gnat that kept flying and buzzing around his head. The gnat would not quit bothering the lion. “Do you think that you, the great king of all the animals, can make me scared?” the gnat said to the poor lion. The lion just kept trying to hit the gnat with his big paw. All he did was scratch himself with his great claws. The gnat laughed and flew between the big paws and stung the lion on the nose. He then buzzed away laughing at how he had stung the great lion. However, he was so busy thinking of how he would boast that he did not see the spider web. He got stuck in the web of a little spider and that was the end of him.