Reminded of an old tale involving Mr. Rabbit that became so smart within his kingdom, leaving Mr. Leopard, Lion and other wild and bigger animals to have had a ploy in capturing and eating him, the former overheard the plans and became very cautious in his moves, knowing where to go and who to affiliate with.
Unfortunately, whilst taking a cool afternoon journey to his peers, Mr. Leopard and Lion instantly appeared in sight and without much thought decided to flee from their presence, having established the fact that they were in hot pursuit of him not because of their might but simply for been quite ingenious surpassing theirs.
Mr. Leopard and Lion, too, decided to chase Mr. Rabbit to whichever destination he went, landing Mr. Rabbit between the trunks of a large tree that could fall and at any time kill whatever was below.
Furious by the inability of Mr. Leopard and Mr. Lion to reach corner of the trunk that Mr. Rabbit had secured himself, they immediately decided to find hooks that could pass through holes of the trunk of the tree simply to disable or kill him.
Stretching the first hook, it came into contact with one of the trunks, allowing Mr. Rabbit to have shouted Oh, you’ve hooked me on my legs and it is pinning to the point of death. With Mr. Leopard and Lion applying excessive force through the pulling of one of the trunks, simply to get rid of Mr. Rabbit for consumption, amidst false cry of poor little Rabbit, the hook broke landing the evil pursuers on their backs with feet in the air.
Awakening to their normal positions and with Mr. Rabbit having employed another tactics to just remain mute, his pursuers began go laugh as though the former had been disabled or was dead. However, there was at all no way for the two to penetrate the trunk of the tree to take possession of what had turned out to become their prey.
No matter how hard they tried and became very exhausted, Mr. Rabbit maintained his muteness without the slightest noise. Eventually, it became quite boring for Mr. Leopard and Mr. Lion to have stayed nearby without achieving their objectives, thus forcing them to have concluded that once their prey had been rendered disabled or dead, the body should remain in the trunk and rot.
Returning to their original kingdom and proclaiming to their next-of-kin the victory won in robbing poor little rabbit of his life and that all should go about in doing anything they wish, since the most-sensible one was no longer around, other dummy animals in the kingdom that could hardly move about or speak their own languages well and walk their tracks began their very reckless spree, with Messrs Red Rat, Antelope, monkey, baboon and various species of their kingdom at most times taken for granted by virtue of their sizes.
Awakening one morning and having had Mr. Rabbit to have since left the trunk of the old tree, coming into contact with Mr. Elephant and explaining the ordeal from Mr. Leopard and Lion, he was advised to remain within the proximity of the former for protection, since the latter had with it other dangerous elements of the kingdom that could kill at just one bight.
Adhering to the advice, Mr. Rabbit began becoming quite popular in his newly-found environment, very obedient as he became, arranging very practical networks in revenging his enemies that had been factually identified.
Having exhausted his stay of three months that had been granted by Mr. Elephant, poor little rabbit then decided to return to his original kingdom where Mr. Leopard and Mr. Lion had appeared autocratic simply by virtue of their sizes, ruthlessness and draconian style of governance that the under-dogs could hardly advance or advocate the democratic way of life.
Through surprise attacks one morning, having reached consensus with Mr. Elephant and his highly-poisonous kingdom, that of Mr. Leopard and Lion easily fell with all killed for their treacherous activities, with Mr. Rabbit in possession of a very important evidence that none could ever dare pursuing to have, since it spelled death by the enemies.
Purely what many may considered a fictional exercise but in remembrance of the enormous contributions made by fallen poets and heroes of Liberia, including the late Albert Porte, Bai T. Moore, Professor Wilton K. Sankawulo, a friend and colleague, the late Mr. John N. Elliott and others, justice cannot continue to be willfully denied others out of personal aggrandizement, no matter how the nation perpetuates itself amidst challenges that may evolve now but may be even greater in the future.
Peace, stability, constructive development and democracy, true ingredients of a civilized culture, are indeed very expensive and therefore become the little things that will matter in the final analyses.