A woman traveling across a field encountered a tiger. She fled, the tiger after her. Coming to a precipice, she caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung herself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at her from above. Trembling, the woman looked down to where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat her. Only the vine sustained her. Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away the vine. The woman saw a luscious strawberry near her. Grasping the vine with one hand, she plucked the strawberry with the other. How sweet it tasted!