There lived two close friends in a certain village. ( a short story ) They were very fond of travelling. ( a short story ) One day they went to a forest to see the natural beauty. They were walking along the path of the forest. They were so spell bound by the excitement of the forest that they even did not notice that they had entered into the deep forest.( a short story ) After that, they noticed that they had lost their way.( a short story ) They knew it very well that the forest was abode of various wild animals. So, they promised to one another that they would never leave each other in times of danger. ( a short story ) One friend knew how to climb on a tree but the other did not. Anyway, they were walking through the jungle and searching the way. All on a sudden, they saw a bear coming towards them.( a short story ) They both got frightened. One friend said, “Dear friend, I will climb up a tree. As you don’t know how to climb, you had better run away.”( a short story ) The other friend became very disappointed hearing this. But he knew that a bear doesn’t touch a dead body.( a short story ) So, finding no other way, he capitalized the idea and fell flat on the ground like a dead person. When he guessed that the bear was just beside him, he stopped breathing. The bear smelt the body of the lying friend and thought him to be a dead body. So, it did not touch him and went away gently. The friend on the tree saw everything. When the bear away, he got down from the tree. He went to his friend and asked him eagerly.( a short story ) “Dear friend, what did the bear whisper into your ear?” In reply the friend said, “It advised me not to trust a friend who leaves his friend at the time of danger.” ( a short story ) At this, the false friend felt embarrassed and left the place. So, we must be very careful in choosing friends.