A jackal(豺，走狗) who was going to be eaten by a lion. The jackal said to the lion: "No, please, you can't eat me! You can't eat me! This will be a great mistake. If you eat me, that'll be terrible, that will be a disaster, that will be the end of the world!"
The lion was very puzzled and said: "How come? How come if I eat you, the world will end?"
The jackal said:"Because if you eat me, that will be the end of the world for me!"