THE WAR BETWEEN THE WHALES AND THE DOLPHINS - A version of an Aesop’s fable
The whales and dolphins had been at it for so long they couldn’t even remember what started it all. Their thrashings and killings created great disturbance and distress for all the rest of the ocean creatures.
The herrings decided to see if they could intervene; get the big ones to listen to reason; calm the waters. A few of the combatants heard the herrings calling out to them. They turned on the small fry and said, “Leave us alone. We’d rather fight to the death than be reconciled by the likes of you.”