There was once a silly old lion who felt ashamed because he was scared of chickens! "Elephants are wise," though the lion. "Perhaps I should go and ask for advice." So he went to Ernest the Elephant, but while he was talking, Ernest kept flapping his great ears. " What's the matter with you?" said the lion crossly. "I'm sorry" said Ernest, "but I get so worried when gnats buzz round my ears. They terrify me." "Really?" said the lion and he felt much better.