This is not a fairytale but a real incident occurred in a zoo in Guangdong Province.
A tiger and a monkey were neighbours with their territories separated by steel bars along the border.
One day when the tiger quietly took its nap, the restless and insecure monkey somehow became more vicious, more aggressive, more inclined to take risks to come directly at the real or imagined threats it may or may not face in a seeable or unseeable future, consequently, it grabbed a stone and hurled it towards the tiger as an inter-cage ballistic missile.
The giant was immediately woken up to the confrontational reality from its harmonious dream. It grumbled unhappily then forgot about the incident and tried to return to its dreamland of peace.
However, the monkey was never a peace-lover by nature so its militant business of aggression went on. Another stone missile launched. And the tiger was once again forced to face the reality of war. It raised its sharp paws in a gesture of complaint and disapproval.
But the empty gesture served nothing to deter the restless monkey from escalating the military actions. It picked up a handful of sands from the ground and threw them as a dirty bomb against the tiger’s face.
The giant roared furiously as it got sands in its eyes, stepping backwards and forward in pain.
The monkey exposed its teeth to show its grin and smirked behind the protective bars.