One day the king of animals asked a cat to see how his palace was built. After a few hours, the little cat came back and said to the tiger, “Oh, your palace is very large, tall and beautiful.” Several days later the tiger asked a pig to see it. He said, “Go and see how my palace is built.” But when the pig came back, he said to the tiger, “My dear king, I thought your palace is beautiful, but it suits yourself only.” The tiger was very surprised when he heard it. “Why are the cat’s and the pig’s answers not the same?” he said to himself. He then asked a camel to go to have a look. Before long the camel ran back out of breath and said to the tiger, “Oh, your palace is too small for you to live in, my king.”
The king became very angry when he heard what the camel said. He said to the animals angrily, “Maybe somebody of you tell lies. Three people have three ideas. I want to kill you. ” Just at the moment, a fox came out to stop the tiger from doing that. He asked the tiger himself to go to see it before killing them.
After the tiger saw the palace himself, he thought that their answers were all right. He said to the animals, “To see with one’s own eyes is more important than only to hear others.”