Two friends went out bear hunting. Soon they came upon a huge bear. Before the men had time to use their rifles, the bear knocked both of them down with its powerful paws. One of the men managed to scramble back to his feet and fled into the woods. From a safe distance he saw how the bear sniffed at his friends a face for a while. Then it turned around and left.
As soon as the bear was gone, the first man ran towards his friend, shouting, "Are you all right ? Did he hurt you ?"
"He didn't hurt me at all," his friend answered. "But he told me something."
"Oh really ? And what did he tell you ?"
"He told me to be more careful in choosing my friends !"