A lion stands upon his rock and lets out a large roar.
Immediately, every animal goes up to the lion and crowds around him.
“I have heard rumours from one of you,” begins the lion.
“I have heard rumours that one of you is trying to take the throne from me, the king of the savannah. As king, I suggest I have a fight with anyone who wants to take it from me. If you defeat me, I will give it to you with no more disputes, as proof that you have beaten me in a battle.”
Immediately, the baboon goes into a cave and begins working out. Push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, everything. Some giraffes pass by and ask
“Hey baboon, what are you doing?”
“I’m working out,” he says.
“I’m going to be the one who defeats the lion and becomes the king, but I gotta be strong before that.”
Several hours later, some hyenas pass by and ask the same thing.
“Getting strong, trying to build muscle. I need to be the strongest to defeat the lion. Now leave me, I need to keep going.”
The lion passes by, and he asks the baboon what he’s doing.
“Oh, you know. Just exercising…and spreading rumours around.”