Long ago, in the savannah, there lived a Warthog who was known for his stunning looks. However, his vanity and arrogance made him unpopular among the other animals.
One day, Warthog went out in search of food with his head held high, passing by Porcupine, who was exhausted after foraging all night. Porcupine thought of taking a quick nap in Warthog’s burrow before continuing his journey home.
Meanwhile, Warthog found a waterhole to cool off and a patch of lush grass to graze on. Basking in the sun, he noticed Lion resting under a tree nearby. Feeling proud of his good looks, Warthog strutted towards Lion, covered in mud. This irked Lion, who was already in a foul mood. Lion charged towards Warthog in a fit of rage.
Warthog realized his mistake and ran towards his burrow, with Lion on his heels. He plunged into his burrow headfirst, knowing Lion couldn’t follow him inside. But inside the burrow, Porcupine was startled by the commotion and stood up, quills raised.
Warthog, unable to stop, ran straight into Porcupine’s quills, which pierced his face and nose. Warthog screamed in pain as he backed out of the burrow with quills stuck in his face.
Lion, seeing Warthog’s plight, laughed and taunted him. The other animals joined in, and no one helped Warthog pull out the quills. Warthog’s face swelled up, and he lost his handsome features forever.
After that incident, Warthog realized the error of his ways and stopped being vain. He learned to enter his burrow backward and became more humble. To this day, Warthog is known for his unattractive looks but is respected for his wisdom and humility.
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