The wind and the sun each wanted to prove who was stronger. Looking down on a walking traveler, they decided to see who could make the man take off his coat.
The wind went first.
It blew and blew, but the stronger and more bitter the gusts, the more the man clung tightly to his clothing.
The sun came next.
It did nothing more than what it did everyday, lazily climbing the sky through a silent morning. As mid-day approached and the day grew warmer, quietly, and without any protestation, the traveler took off his coat.